(i) Criminal law

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Criminal law defenses (English examples)

  • Accident
  • Assisting lawful arrest
  • Automatism
  • Defense of other
  • Defense of property
  • Duress by threats
  • Duress of circumstances
  • Effecting lawful arrest
  • Involuntary conduct
  • Involuntary intoxication
  • Insanity
  • Marital coercion
  • Mistake
  • Mistake of fact
  • Necessity
  • Prevention of a crime
  • Self-defense
  • Superior orders
  • Uncontrollable impulse
  • Capacity and immunities
    • Children under 10
    • Corporations
    • Unincorporated associations
    • Members of Parliament
    • The Sovereign
    • Ambassadors, High Commissioners, and diplomatic staff
    • Foreign heads of state
    • Persons connected with international organizations
    • Consular offices and other members of a consular post
    • Visiting forces
    • Aliens
    • Immunity notices

Table 36: Criminal law defenses (examples)

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