Comments on R. v Reeves-Taylor (Agnes) (SC) on the application of "person acting in an official capacity" in the Criminal Justice Act 1988 s.134(1) to conduct by insurgent forces. Considers why Lord Reed's dissenting judgment might be preferred, by reference to the approach of international law authorities, rules of interpretation, inconsistency in decisions of the UN Committee Against Torture and the law's temporal scope of application.
|Journal||Law Quarterly Review|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2020|
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- Civil war
- Intertemporal law
- Legal certainty
- Military occupation
- Public officers
- Treaty interpretation