Duress by Indirect Circumstances in English and South African Law: A Comparison – R v Brandford  2 All ER 43;  EWCA Crim 1794
Keywords:duress, indirect threats, direct threats, defence in criminal law
While duress by means of direct threats can provide a defence in criminal law, the legal question is whether threats conveyed indirectly are capable of providing a valid defence in criminal law. More specifically, can indirect threats then also be used as a means of defending another party’s interests that are under attack? There appears to be both academic support and precedent to answer this question in the affirmative.
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