Chapter 3
Hearsay, defendants’ statements and co-defendants’ statements

Introduction and background

3.1This chapter is divided into three inter-related sections. The first covers matters relating to the general hearsay provisions. The second covers a specific type of hearsay: defendants’ statements. The third covers co-defendants’ statements. Although this chapter briefly discusses s 30 in the context of the hearsay provisions that are the focus of this chapter, as its application extends beyond hearsay statements (such as physical evidence obtained from searches), it is considered separately in chapter four.109
109See also discussion at paragraph 2.43.