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Shoot, identify and repent?

Rogers, J; (2005) Shoot, identify and repent? New Law Journal , 155 (7190) 1273 - 1274.

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Abstract

I argued that the officers who shot Jean Charles de Menezes would be likely to escape prosecution for murder but should be liable in a civil suit. This would be so either because of the narrow test for "reasonable mistake" in self-defence in a suit for battery, or because there should be a duty of care in negligence to suspected terrorists to minimise the risk that it would be thought necessity to shoot them in order to prevent an atrocity.

Type:Article
Title:Shoot, identify and repent?
Additional information:Cited by Professor Steele in the Modern Law Review, and by Gillespie in The English Legal System (OUP, 2007)
Keywords:de Menzes shooting, crime prevention, civil liability, battery, negligence
UCL classification:UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Laws

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