[2004] EWCA Crim 1981

A jury would be entitled to consider the appellants' beliefs as to the lawfulness of the Iraq war in determining the reasonableness of their actions in relation to the defences of duress of circumstance/necessity and lawful excuse to charges of criminal damage and arson. The international crime of aggression was not a crime for the purposes of the Criminal Law Act 1967 s.3.

CA (Crim Div) (Latham LJ, Gibbs J, Judge Richard Brown)

21/07/2004

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