Rules of Evidence

Credibility

The Credibility Rule

Credibility evidence relates to the honesty, the reliability of perception and ability to recall evidence correctly, of any witness. Section 101A provides a definition of credibility evidence including evidence about any witness or other person. Section 102 provides that credibility evidence is inadmissible. Credibility evidence may include evidence against, or in favour of, a witness’ credibility. Evidence is considered to be credibility evidence only if it relates solely to credibility, and is not if it is adduced for another purpose.