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1. Actus reus ­

-guilty act (physical element)

-Prosecution has to prove that the defendant committed the actus reus -> Art 6 ECHR ­ innocent until
proven guilty

-standard of proof in a criminal case = Beyond reasonable doubt (person's liberty is at stake)

-Actus reus is the `doing…

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E.g. WHEN YOU SEE SOMEBODY BEING IN A POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING SITUATION AND YOU
CHOOSE TO IGNORE IT AND SADLY THAT PERSON DIES, YOU didn't commit a crime. In the UK there is
not a legal duty to help in an emergency 9there is moral duty).

- In countries…

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AT THE END OF THE FIGHT THE PO SAID TO A HOT-DOG MANTHAT IT WAS AN END OF HIS
SHIFT AND WENT HOME.
-Principle: D CONVICTED OF NEGLECTING TO PERFORM HIS DUTY ­ HE HAD A DUTY BECAUSE
OF HIS POSITION AS A POLICE OFFICER.
5) A duty because…

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