There is a need to reform Homicide Law defences to murder. Currently, Duress, Necessity and Mercy and Consensual Killings are not defences to murder.
The aim of the project is to critically assess whether there is a place for these defences as defences to murder in the modern English and Welsh legal system.
The research will touch upon morals of individuals and of the law in general circumstances and in medical contexts.
The result of the research, if appropriate, will be to create draft legislative bills for each defence which contain the parameters of each defence.
Start Date: October 2018