Contributed By Pérez-Llorca
The Court of Appeal shall only decide on the pleas upon which the appeal or the written statements contesting the appeal are based. Thus, the role of the Court of Appeal is to review the approach of the appealed decision to such pleas and rule on its rightfulness.
Admission of evidence in the context of an appeal is restricted to the following categories:
The rule behind such restriction on the submission of evidence is that all points discussed during the appeal must have been raised by the parties at first instance. Therefore only new facts are permitted to be introduced over the course of the appeal proceedings.