Archive for the 'provocation' Category

Axing provocation defence ‘not sensible’ – Lord Judge – BBC News

“New laws aimed at protecting female victims of domestic violence have come under fire from the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 16th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Battered women who kill to be main beneficiaries as homicide law changes – The Guardian

“Few people seem to have noticed that the law of murder in England and Wales changes on Monday. With only a few days to go, the Ministry of Justice had not published the circular it normally issues in good time to inform ‘public and stakeholders’ – in this case, killers and courts – about changes in legislation and their commencement dates.”

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The Guardian, 30th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Resident who fired catapult at gang of troublemakers wins court battle – Daily Telegraph

“A vigilante resident who was sued after firing a catapult at local troublemakers has been vindicated by a judge.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Changes to the law of homicide – Law Society’s Gazette

“In relation to acts or omissions on or after 4 October 2010, critical changes to the law of homicide are made by the Coroners and Justice Act 2009. The issues are dealt with in part 2 chapter 1.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 2nd September 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Infidelity murder defence to go – BBC news

“Ministers are pushing ahead with plans to end the right of murder suspects to cite the sexual infidelity of their partner as a partial defence in court.”

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BBC News, 9th November 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Moves to stop infidelity as defence for murder defeated – Daily Telegraph

“Peers have thrown out planned legislation to stop murder suspects claiming so-called crimes of passion in order to restrict their convictions to manslaughter.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th October 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Labour defeated twice in Lords – BBC News

“Labour has been defeated twice in the House of Lords in votes over the issues of provocation in murder cases and the handling of military inquests.”

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BBC News, 26th October 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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