Prima Facie (NHB Modern Plays)
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I don't remember what the play was, but I remember being blown away and going, 'I want to do that. That looks amazing.'"
The Supreme Court of India in Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal v. State of Tamil Nadu (2008), held that one person’s confession that he was involved in the conspiracy along with others is not sufficient toestablishg a prima facie case.when we have reached sufficient mental maturity and have given sufficient attention to the proposition it is evident without any need of proof, or of evidence beyond itself Accepting the Tony award, Comer said: "Without her [Miller], my performance would not be here, so this feels just as much Suzie's as it is mine."
This article is written by Riya Yadav , a student of Symbiosis Law School, Nagpur. This article seeks to explain the meaning and importance of prima facie evidence in India. Furthermore, rule-based consequentialism provides people with a set of rules that enable them to take moral decisions based on the sort of act they are contemplating. Written by Suzie Miller, a lawyer turned playwright, the story is narrated by a charismatic criminal defence barrister who made her reputation defending men accused of rape. Her world is turned inside out and wrong way around when she herself is raped by a colleague. She knows it won’t be an easy case to prove – her word against his – but she decides to press charges. She wants to believe the law works for victims as well as those wrongly accused. It is, after all, the system to which she has dedicated her life.
In the play, Tessa is a young, brilliant barrister who has worked her way up from working-class origins to the top of her game: defending, cross-examining and winning. But when an unexpected event forces her to confront the patriarchal power of the law – where the burden of proof and morality diverge – she finds herself in a world where emotion and integrity are in conflict with the rules of the game. But having another reason as well as duty doesn't stop an action from being right, so long as duty was the ‘operational reason’ for our action. Because duty-based ethics is not interested in the results it can lead to courses of action that produce a reduction in the overall happiness of the world.
In this play, she reconsiders her role as an advocate for her constituency, when she herself is confronted and abused by a fellow male defense barrister.
if you aren't willing for the ethical rule you claim to be following to be applied equally to everyone - including you - then that rule is not a valid moral rule. I can't claim that something is a valid moral rule and make an exception to it for myself and my family and friends. Enthralling and sharp-witted - Prima Facie takes an unflinching look inside a legal system that is more punishing to the victims of sexual assault than it is to the assailants. A scathing and true look at how the legal system can retraumatise victims. Highly recommended.' Karin Slaughter