Archive for the 'criminal responsibility' Category

An ugly totem for the abject failure of our criminal justice system – The Guardian

“At 10, our age of criminal responsibility is the lowest in Europe. But can you ever use age to determine maturity?”

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The Guardian, 18th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Campaign to raise age of criminal responsibility – Daily Telegraph

“Children in England understand the difference between right and wrong at age 10, according to the law. Ten years old is also the age of criminal responsibility in Wales, Northern Ireland, Australia, New Zealand.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Regina v Williams (Jason John) – WLR Daily

Regina v Williams (Jason John) [2010] EWCA Crim 2552; [2010] WLR (D) 274

“As a matter of statutory construction, fault or other blameworthy conduct on the part of the defendant was not required to establish that he was guilty of an offence under s 3ZB of the Road Traffic Act 1988 of causing the death of another person by driving while unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured; and it was sufficient that the driving was a cause of the death, provided that it was a more than negligible or de minimis cause.”

WLR Daily, 3rd November 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Dorset County Council v House – WLR Daily

Dorset County Council v House [2010] EWCA Crim 2270; [2010] WLR (D) 253

“Criminal liability under the Cattle Identification Regulations 1998 and the Cattle Database Regulations 1998 was expressly and exclusively defined in terms of a failure to carry out an obligation under Council Regulation (EC) No 820/97, so there was no criminal offence in respect of conduct after 20 July 2000 when Regulation 820/97 was repealed and replaced.”

WLR Daily, 14th October 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Barnado’s chief calls for age of criminal responsibility to be raised – The Observer

“Martin Narey says children shouldn’t be held legally accountable for actions until they are 12.”

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The Observer, 12th September 2010

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/

Civil sanctions are no soft option – The Guardian

“The Law Commission’s proposals on regulation are welcome – but no easy alternative to a busybody state.”

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The Guardian, 26th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regulation, Public Interest and the Liability of Businesses – The Law Commission

“We published a consultation paper on 25 August 2010, in which we have made a number of provisional proposals on criminal liability in regulatory contexts.”

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The Law Commission, 25th August 2010

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk


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