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Defences to Homicide for Battered Women: A Comparative Analysis of Laws in Australia, Canada and New Zealand


Elizabeth A. Sheehy


University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Julie Stubbs


University of New South Wales (UNSW, Australia) - Faculty of Law

Julia Tolmie


University of Auckland

January 21, 2013

(2012) 34 Sydney Law Review 467
UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2013-7

Abstract:     
This article takes stock of what is happening in the defence of battered women who are charged with homicide across three jurisdictions – Australia, Canada and New Zealand. In Part 1 the current legal requirements for the most relevant defences in all three jurisdictions are briefly outlined, with a focus on those legal developments that are likely to assist in the defence of battered women. In Part 2 general trends in how homicide cases involving accused battered women were resolved from 2000 to 2010 in the three jurisdictions are examined. This analysis suggests that further work is needed to improve the legal response to these kinds of cases, but that the changes needed are not necessarily in the area of statutory reform.

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Date posted: February 7, 2013 ; Last revised: June 28, 2013

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Sheehy, Elizabeth A. and Stubbs, Julie and Tolmie, Julia, Defences to Homicide for Battered Women: A Comparative Analysis of Laws in Australia, Canada and New Zealand (January 21, 2013). (2012) 34 Sydney Law Review 467; UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2013-7. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2212113

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Elizabeth A. Sheehy
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )
57 Louis Pasteur Street
Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Canada

Julie Stubbs (Contact Author)
University of New South Wales (UNSW, Australia) - Faculty of Law ( email )
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia
Julia Tolmie
University of Auckland ( email )
Private Bag 92019
Auckland
New Zealand
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