Murder law changes will make little difference, say lawyers – The Guardian

Posted January 19th, 2009 in defences, murder, news by sally

“New laws preventing people accused of murder from using sexual jealousy, so-called ‘honour’  killing and revenge as partial defences will make little difference in practice, lawyers say.”

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The Guardian, 19th January 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Murder, manslaughter and infanticide: proposals for reform of the law – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 29th, 2008 in defences, homicide, news by sally

“The government has been conducting a review into the law on homicide. The first part of the review was conducted by the Law Commission. This paper now sets out the government proposals for reforms on:

  • partial defences to murder of diminished responsibility and provocation
  • the law on complicity in relation to homicide
  • infanticide”

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Ministry of Justice, 29th July 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Related link: Murder, manslaughter and infanticide: proposals for reform of the law (PDF)