13 May 2016

Victims who kill: law change proposed

From Nine To Noon, 9:30 am on 13 May 2016

The Law Commission is recommending a radical overhaul of the self-defence law for family violence victims who kill their abusers. Under the current law, a person must be under immediate threat to use self-defence - but a Law Commission report released yesterday proposes widening self-defence in family violence cases. Lead Commissioner Dr Wayne Mapp is joined by Ang Jury, CEO of Women's Refuge.

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