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There is still an information disclosure trial "I want to know the truth" ... Masako Akagi Expands defense team to counterattack (Fuyuki Aizawa)

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evidence(Evidence,English: Evidence) IspropositionIt is the basis for judging the authenticity and existence of.

Evidence as a legal term

Legal term

Evidence as a legal term isEvidence methodIt has three different meanings.

Evidence method

It is a tangible object that provides materials for recognizing facts.judgebyExamine evidenceWho is the target ofObjectIt has a meaning close to the term "evidence" as an everyday term that can be put out in front of you.


It is a material for recognizing the facts, and refers to the content obtained by the judge from the evidence method by examining the evidence.witnessTestimony andDocumentary evidenceRefers to the contents of the description.

Evidence cause

Evidence material adopted by the judge for the formation of evidence,The partyThe proof activity will be carried out with the aim of providing the judge with as many sources of evidence as possible in his favor (an example of a criminal procedure, but due to insufficient evidence, he was released on hold).News (Chinese)The expression often seen in is using "evidence" in the sense of this cause of evidence. ).

Evidence and proof

A person or thing in a proceedingEvidence methodQualifications that can be used asEvidence abilityIt's called (Shoko no Uryoku).すなわち、証拠能力のない人、物、書面等については、これを取り調べてIn other words, for people, things, documents, etc. without evidence ability, investigate this.Fact findingCannot be used for.

On the other hand, to the extent that certain evidence is actually useful in finding the facts to be proved,Proof power(Shomeiryoku), evidence power, evidence value.For example, if you have obtained evidence by investigating a document with evidence, but the content is unreliable or has little to do with the facts to be proved,Fact findingBecause it is useless for, the proof power is low.

Classification by nature

There are the following classifications depending on the nature of the evidence.

Human and physical evidence

The proof method is a person (witness,Appraiser) Is human evidence, thing (Documentary evidence) Is called physical evidence.

Evidence of statement and non-statement

Evidence that contains a person's statement (statement of a fact in words) is called confession evidence, and evidence that is not is called non-statement evidence.

Classification by function

There is some evidenceFactsIt can be classified as follows according to what it means in relation to.ここで要証事実とは、証拠によって証明すべき事実をいい、民事訴訟では契約締結の有無といったHere, the facts required to be proved are facts to be proved by evidence, and in a civil lawsuit, whether or not a contract has been concluded.Key factsTo say.刑事訴訟では、犯罪事実(被告人が犯人であるか、また実行行為、結果の発生、故意といったIn criminal proceedings, criminal facts (whether the accused is the criminal, the act of execution, the occurrence of the result, intentional, etc.Configuration requirementsFacts that correspond to)IllegalityReason for blocking,responsibilityThe reason for blocking.

Substantial evidence

The following direct evidence and indirect evidence are collectively called circumstantial evidence.
Direct evidence
Evidence that directly proves the main facts is called direct evidence.For example, in a civil lawsuit, the contract or the statement of the party to the effect that the contract has been concluded isAgreementIt provides direct evidence of the existence of.In criminal proceedings, the witness testimony of the victim / witness and the confession of the accused are direct evidence of the fact of the crime.
If the direct evidence is credible, the facts to be proved can be found.
Indirect evidence (situational evidence)
Indirect factsEvidence to prove (facts that infer the main facts),Indirect evidenceIt is called (situational evidence / situational evidence).For example, in a criminal procedure, the evidence that the defendant was witnessed near the crime scene around the time of the crime and the evidence showing the existence of the motive do not directly indicate the facts that need to be proved. Indirect facts such as "the defendant was near the crime scene before and after the time of the crime" and "the defendant had a motive" are the basis for inferring the evidence that the defendant committed the crime. It becomes proof.Indirect evidence is also called circumstantial evidence, but it should be noted that the word circumstantial evidence is used ambiguously, as it is sometimes used to refer to indirect facts.
Auxiliary evidence
Auxiliary factsEvidence that proves (facts regarding the proof power (credibility) of substantive evidence) is called auxiliary evidence.
For example, evidence that the area was bright when a witness witnessed the criminal does not in itself prove the criminal fact, nor does it indirectly infer it.However, it is ancillary evidence because it is evidence that enhances the credibility of the witness's testimony that "the criminal I witnessed must be the accused."Conversely, evidence that reduces the credibility of testimony is also auxiliary evidence.
Auxiliary evidence that enhances the proof power of substantive evidence is called augmented evidence, and auxiliary evidence that decreases it is called impeachment evidence.In addition, auxiliary evidence that restores the proof power of substantive evidence weakened by impeachment evidence is called recovery evidence.
Of these, the term impeachment evidence may be limited to different statements made by one witness (or accused) on another occasion (see Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 328).

Evidence in civil lawsuits

Positioning of evidence

Civil actionInFacts without conflict between the parties(The fact that a court confession was established) andNotable facts(Noticeable facts in court)[Annotation 1]Can be used as the basis for the judgment as it is, and there is no need to prove it by evidence (Oralism,Article 179 of the Code of Civil Procedure).Therefore, it is only necessary to prove by evidence the facts (issues) that are in dispute between the parties.

Then, the court will examine the evidence (evidence material) andargumentBased on the whole purpose ofFree evaluationByFact findingI do(Article 247 of the Code of Civil Procedure).The whole purpose of the argument(Benron no Zenshu) is the content of the party's allegation itself, the attitude of the allegation, and the circumstances of the proceedings, it should make a certain claim or offer some evidence, but did not do this. All circumstances in oral argument, such as being late in time, disagreeing with the other party's claim at first but later, and avoiding explanation to the court or the other party's question. Say (Grand courtJudgment on October 3, 10).In this way, in addition to the result of the examination of evidence (evidence material), the whole purpose of the argument is included in the cause of evidence.

In civil lawsuits, there is no limit to the ability of evidence in principle.

Type of evidence

Civil Procedure CodeAs the evidence method specified above,documents, Verification,witness,The partyThere is a person and an expert witness, and according to theseExamine evidenceThe method is defined.

Documentary evidence

Examine the document EvidenceDocumentary evidenceIt is done by the judge reading the document.The evidence material obtained by this is the content of the document.
As a means of collecting evidence documents, under the Code of Civil ProcedureDocument submission order(Articles 220 to 225 of the same law)Document sending commission(Article 226 of the same law) is stipulated.
In principle, the original documentary evidence is used when interrogating the documentary evidence, but when interrogating the documentary evidence, a copy is usually submitted to the court and the other party, and the original document is usually returned.なお、写し作成に当たっての偽造はForgery when making a copyDocument forgeryHit


Evidence examination to investigate the verifierVerificationIt is done by the judge directly observing the condition of the verified object.The evidence material obtained by this is called the "verification result".
(Civil Procedure Law Articles 232 and 223) and (Civil Procedure Law Articles 232 and 226) are stipulated as means for collecting evidence verification materials.

Witness cross-examination

Investigate the witnessesWitness cross-examinationJudges and parties ask witnesses verbally and ask them to answer verbally (Articles 190-206 of the Code of Civil Procedure).The evidence obtained by this,testimonyThat.
A witness can be anyone except the parties (and the legal representatives who follow the proceedings on their behalf).
For witness cross-examination, a written cross-examination method can be used (Civil Procedure Law, Article 205, Civil Procedure Regulations, Article 124).

Interrogation of the parties (interrogation of the person)

Cross-examination of evidence for investigating the parties (plaintiffs / defendants) and the legal representatives (representatives) who pursue the proceedings on their behalf is called cross-examination of the parties, and is conducted in the same manner as the cross-examination of witnesses (Civil Procedure Law Articles 207-211). Article).これによって得られる証拠資料は、当事者本人・代表者のThe evidence material obtained by this is the person concerned / representative.Statement.
The party himselfPerjuryIt differs from witnesses in that it is not subject to.


Investigate the expert witnessAppraisalIt is carried out by having an expert witness with special academic experience express his / her specialized knowledge and opinions in writing or verbally (Civil Procedure Law, Article 215, Paragraph 1).The evidence material obtained by this is called an appraisal opinion.The court is not bound by this.

Survey commission

The courtGovernment officeThe results of this commissioned investigation are also evidence.

Evidence in criminal proceedings

Positioning of evidence

Criminal procedure codeHas a clear statement that fact-finding is based on evidence (Article 317 of the same law, evidence trial principle).Therefore, in order to find a criminal fact, it is necessary to go through the statutory evidence examination procedure for evidence with evidence ability (proof by evidence that has evidence ability and has undergone the statutory evidence examination procedure,Strict proofCalled).

Unlike civil lawsuitsProsecutorとDefendant(Counsel) Must be found by evidence, even if it is a non-disputed fact.

In addition, there are strict restrictions on the ability of evidence as described below.

Type of evidence

Under the Code of Criminal Procedure, there are documentary evidence, evidence, and personal identification (witness, expert witness) as evidence methods, and each method of examining evidence is stipulated.

Interrogation of documentary evidence

Interrogation of evidence documents is by reading (Article 305 of the Code of Criminal Procedure).However, the presiding judge may, when he / she finds it appropriate, give a notice of the gist instead of reading aloud (Article 203-2 of the Code of Criminal Procedure).Currently, much of the practice of criminal litigation is carried out by announcing the gist.

Interrogation of evidence

Interrogation of evidence is carried out by showing evidence (exhibition) (Criminal Procedure Code, Article 306).

Witness cross-examination

Examining witnesses is a witness cross-examination (Article 304 of the Code of Criminal Procedure).

Expert witness cross-examination

When an expert witness reports the expert witness verbally, it is called expert witness cross-examination.The provisions of witness cross-examination apply mutatis mutandis to expert witness cross-examination (Article 171 of the Code of Criminal Procedure).

Defendant question

The accusedSilent right(Criminal Procedure Code, Article 311 (1)), but if you make a statement voluntarily, the statement will be evidence material regardless of whether it is advantageous or disadvantageous to the accused.

Limitation of evidence capacity

The Code of Criminal Procedure severely limits the ability of evidence (qualifications that can be evidence).

In order for evidence to be recognized

  • (1) Being naturally related
  • (2) Being legally relevant
  • (3) Do not ban evidence

is necessary.

Regarding legal relevance, under the Code of Criminal Procedure,Confession lawとProhibition of hearing evidenceThe important principle is set.

Also, an example of hearsay isIllegal Collecting Evidence Exclusion Law.

Natural relevance

Since the accused's malignant personality, criminal record, existence of Yu Zui, etc. are not related to the criminal facts, the criminal facts cannot be found based on these.

Confession law

ConfessionIs the most important proof, but at the same timeFalse accusationSince it is also dangerous evidence that produces, its ability to prove is limited.thisConfession lawThat.
That is,Article 38 of the Constitution of JapanThe second argument is "forced,tortureOrIntimidationConfession or unreasonably longDetentionOrDetentionThe confession after being made cannot be evidence of this. In response to the provisions of this Constitution, Article 319, Paragraph 1 of the Code of Criminal Procedure also states that "confessions due to coercion, torture or intimidation, confessions after being detained or detained for an unreasonably long time, or other suspicions that have not been voluntarily made." One confession cannot use this as evidence. "
Although it is not a principle of proof ability, the accused is not guilty of confession if the only evidence that is disadvantageous to him is the confession of the accused.Reinforcement law(Article 38, Paragraph 3 of the Constitution, Article 319, Paragraphs 2 and 3 of the Code of Criminal Procedure).

Prohibition of hearing evidence

Defendant's right to cross-examine (Article 37 of the ConstitutionFor the guarantee of (2)) and the discovery of the substantive truthHearsay evidenceIs also excluded.
In other words, in principle, it is not possible to use a document as evidence instead of a statement on the trial date, or a statement containing the statement of another person outside the trial date as evidence (Criminal Procedure Code, Article 320, Paragraph 1).

Illegal Collecting Evidence Exclusion Law

In addition to the above-mentioned explicit provisions, it is a case law and common wisdom to deny the evidence capacity of illegally collected evidence (Illegal Collecting Evidence Exclusion Law).

Evidence in the Administrative Litigation Act

Civil actionAccording to the example of.

It should be noted that, in certain cases, the facts that have been legally found are binding on the court when there is substantive evidence to prove this (substantial evidence law).


  • (99) In the case of an action to cancel the decision of the Radio Control Council regarding the decision on the request for examination of the disposition of the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications based on the Radio Law (Article XNUMX of the same law)
  • (52) In the case of a proceeding against the ruling of the Arbitration Committee based on the Law Concerning Land Use Adjustment Procedures for Mining, etc. (Article XNUMX of the same law)

Is recognized for.

注 釈

  1. ^ It is said that there are known facts and facts that are prominent in the job (for example, decisions made in the same court).

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