Section 59 Evidence Act 2011

Section 59 Evidence Act 2011

Section 59 Evidence Act 2011 is titled ‘Previous judgments admissible to bar a second suit or trial‘. It is under Part IV (HEARSAY, OPINION AND CHARACTER EVIDENCE: RELEVANCE AND ADMISSIBILITY) of the Act. It states as follows:

The existence of any judgment, order or decree which by law prevents any court from taking cognisance of a suit or holding a trial, is a relevant fact, evidence of which is admissible when the question is whether such court ought to take cognisance of such suit or to hold such trial.


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