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Evaluation of the General Defences: Insanity & Automatism and
intoxication
The defences of insanity and Intoxication has been criticised a lot and many has called for
reforms to the defences.

The law on intoxication is heavily grounded on public policy. This is because; intoxication is a
major factor in the…

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responsibility. Critics have argued the burden of proof being on the D undermines the idea
that the D is innocent until proven guilty and therefore, in breach of Article 6 of the
European Convention on Human Rights. Also, most people that need to claim insanity don't,
because successfully proving it…

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