From The Stargate Omnipedia


Byrsa legal proceeding of justice, governed by a panel of elders. A staff is passed between the elders and the accuser, identifying who has voice on the floor.

Cor-ai operates on the Shakespearean concept of "guilty until proven innocent," and allows the wronged person to pass the appropriate judgment on him who was wronged, even if that punishment is death.

The Byrsa believe Cor-ai is the most just form of legal proceeding in the way that no one but he who has been wronged can adequately define what the form punishment may take.


Cor-ai - Teal'c is put through Cor-ai for murdering Hanno's father during his time in service to Apophis.