Introduction to Law and Criminal Law
Criminal Law Assignment 2
1. Right of private defence against deadly assault when there is a risk of harm to innocent persons. If, in the exercise of the right of private defence against an assault which causes the defender to reason to believe that death would be caused to him or to any other person and the defender is so situated that he cannot effectually exercise that right without risk of harm to an innocent person, his right of private defence extends to the running of that risk.
Act 15 of 2019 wef 01/01/2020
Discuss this statement in relation to when the right of private defence could arise in the context of “reasonably believe”. Your discussion should consider the burden of proof of the accused person and the factors that the court will take into account before reducing the charge from murder to culpable homicide.
a. Ability to explain the relevant legal principles
b. Critically evaluate the relevant law to the problems so as to
c. marks discover how the law deals with the right of private defence