Strict liability offences need re-think

CLA view that Strict liability offences need re-think


CLA believes that issues surrounding strict and absolute liability offences are fundamentally important in creating and enforcing just and fair laws. Poorly constructed laws invoking strict and absolute liability have the potential to expose people accused of crimes to unwarranted convictions and sentences, and may give rise to unscrupulous abuses of the law by government departments and law enforcement agencies.

Read CLA’s paper here (335kb PDF file).

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