Disclosure

The obligation of the Crown to notify the accused prior to trial of any evidence it intends to use and any evidence that might assist the accused, even if the Crown does not intend to adduce such evidence at trial.

The right of a person charged with an offence to be informed of all relevant evidence, whether incriminatory or exculpatory, in the hands of the Crown.

The compulsory, pretrial disclosure of documents relevant to a case (law); it enables one side in a litigation matter to elicit information from the other side concerning the facts in the case.

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