Evidence is information. We need evidence about all the things that are covered by our Terms of Reference.
There are different types of evidence. What a witness tells us at a session or interview can be written down in a statement. Their statement is then evidence. What is written in documents is evidence. What can be seen on a plan or in a photograph is evidence. What a witness says at a hearing is also evidence.
This protocol provides a short introduction to how we gather evidence before hearings.
This protocol only deals with providing evidence to the Inquiry other than in public hearings. There will be a separate protocol addressing how evidence is to be provided at public hearings.