Dr Mark Dsouza delivers lecture at the Criminal Bar Association’s Winter Conference
26 November 2018
Dr Mark Dsouza delivered a lecture on Developments in Substantive Defences.
Dr Mark Dsouza, Lecturer in Criminal Law at UCL Laws, delivered an invited lecture on Developments in Substantive Defences at the Criminal Bar Association’s Winter Conference at the IET Savoy, London on the 24th of November 2018. The Conference was attended by members of the England & Wales Criminal Bar, and members of the England & Wales Judiciary, and other speakers at the conference included senior judges and QCs.
Dr Dsouza discussed six recent important cases on the criminal law of defences, and offered critical comments on these cases, suggesting ways to develop the law relating to the rules on self-defence and psychotic illnesses, voluntary intoxication, the ‘householder defence’, and the defence of necessity. He also addressed recent cases relating to the defences of consent, insanity, and loss of control.