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Principle the Right of Private Defence Entitles One to Do Harm to a Proportional Extent Provided It is Done in Good Faith, It is Proportional and is Inflicted Only to the Extent is Necessary to Stop - Legal Reasoning


PRINCIPLE The right of private defence entitles one to do harm to a proportional extent provided it is done in good faith, it is proportional and is inflicted only to the extent is necessary to stop a person from committing harm against oneself.

FACTS A doctor with the intention of saving a terminal patient's life decides to administer an experimental drug to the patient without informing the patient or taking consent from the patient's relatives leading to the patient's death.


  • The act shall not constitute an offence as there was no criminal intention.

  • The act shall not constitute an offence as there was no knowledge

  • Both (a) and (b)

  • Neither (a) nor (b)

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Neither (a) nor (b)

Concept: Criminal Law
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