Ei incumbit probatio qui dicit


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Ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat. The burden of the proof lies upon him who affirms, not he who denies. Dig. 22, 3, 2; Tait on Ev. 1; 1 Phil. Ev. 194; 1 Greenl. Ev. Sec. 74; 3 Louis. R. 83; 2 Dan. Pr. 408; 4 Bouv Inst. n. 4411.

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"After all, 'ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat' - the burden of proof lies upon him who affirms, not on him who denies," he added.
The presumption of innocence, sometimes referred to by the Latin expression ei incumbit probatio qui dicit non qui negat (the burden of proof lies upon him who affirms, not he who denies), is the principle that one is considered innocent until proven guilty.
LAHORE: Ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat.