The Directness of Attack and the Commensurateness of the Means of Defense – the Boundaries of Necessary Self-Defense in Current Case Law of the Supreme Court and Appeal Courts Cover Image

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The Directness of Attack and the Commensurateness of the Means of Defense – the Boundaries of Necessary Self-Defense in Current Case Law of the Supreme Court and Appeal Courts

Author(s): Michał Grudecki
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Criminal Law
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: criminal law; justification; necessary defence; directness of attack; commensurateness of the means of necessary defence

Summary/Abstract: The following article aims at discussing the attributes of the directness of attack and the commensurateness of the means of necessary self-defense, which constitute the most significant, but also the most controversial, prerequisites for the justification of necessary self-defense. The author conducts his study on the basis of selected case law of appeal courts and the Supreme court, dating back four years. In this way, the article allows to delineate the limits of necessary self-defense, as well as present particular cases of exceeding the limits of necessary self-defense.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 27
  • Page Range: 89-102
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish