Defences to Murder - Episode Two

Updated: Jun 7, 2020




In episode two, Lauren and Tara discuss how defences to murder are still unfairly weighted towards men. They look in closer detail at 'loss of control', and the case of Natalie Connolly and the 'rough sex' defence.


Cases include:

R v Duffy [1949] 1 All ER 932

R v Ahluwalia [1993] 96 Cr App R 133

R v Smith (Morgan) [2000] 4 All ER 289

R v Broadhurst [2018]

R v Ramanathan [2019] - https://bit.ly/3dkqHu2


Legal Acts include:

ss 54 and 55 Coroners and Justice Act 2009


Read the full judgement in Natalie Connolly's case here:

https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/broadhurst-sentencing-remarks.pdf


Harriet Harman on the 'rough sex' defence:

https://twitter.com/HarrietHarman/status/1074972018989256705?s=08


And be sure to visit the We Can't Consent To This Campaign website.


Thank you for listening!




 

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