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New Law seeking Rough Sex Ban ban unlikely to change trial outcomes. Genevieve Reed writes for Justice Gap

11. Jul 2020

"Parliament cannot legislate to prevent defendants from advancing their explanation at trial of why they deny murder, however distressing that account maybe."

The group We Can’t Consent estimate that more than 60 women have been killed since 1972 by men who have used the so called ‘rough sex defence’. The ‘rough sex defence’ is not a specific defence, it is a denial of an intention to kill or cause really serious harm to the deceased which is the required state of mind for the prosecution to prove murder...

Read full piece here: [The Justice Gap]

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