SEXUAL ASSAULT: AVAILABILITY OF THE DEFENCE OF BELIEF IN CONSENT

  • LUCINDA VANDERVORT
Keywords: Criminal Law

Abstract

Despite amendments to the sexual assault provisions in the Criminal Code, decisions about the availability and operation of the defence of belief in consent remain vulnerable to the influence of legally extraneous considerations. The author proposes an approach designed to limit the influence of such considerations.

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Published
2005-03-01
Section
Legal Commentary