CRIMINAL LAW DEFENCES AND THE RIGHT TO LIFE IN THE NEW CONSTITUTION

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Author: 
Geoffrey Feltoe
Journal Citation: 
ZRoLJ
Media Neutral Citation: 
[2017] ZRoLJ 07
Publication Date: 
28 February 2017

 

CRIMINAL LAW DEFENCES AND THE RIGHT TO LIFE IN THE NEW CONSTITUTION

Geoffrey Feltoe

 

This article explores the status of defences to criminal liability for causing the death of another person in the light of the nature of the right to life guarantee in section 48 of the 2013 Constitution.1

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1 Constitution of Zimbabwe (Amendment Act 20) of 2013 (“2013 Constitution”)