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Title:Killing in defence of the person or prevention of crime: a Zambian perspective
Author:Hatchard, J.ISNI
Periodical:Zambia Law Journal
Geographic term:Zambia
Subject:offences against the person
Abstract:The law in Zambia with regard to the right of a person to kill another in defence of the person or in the prevention of crime is to be found in section 17 of the Penal Code (CAP 146 of the Laws of Zambia). It is not clear as to why section 17 was enacted in this form. Indeed, it is one of only two instances in the Penal Code where English law is specifically applied to Zambia, and it will be argued that there is now a need to move away from English law in this respect. The purpose of this article is to examine two aspects of the law - type of harm threatened, and the use of force - in which Zambian courts have been active and to consider the future development of the law in this area in Zambia. Notes, ref.