Compare/Contrast of Australian and US Self-Defense Law

Law of Self Defense claims some modest degree of expertise in the self-defense law of the United States, but not of any other nation. Nevertheless, it’s always interesting to see the common roots of self-defense law shared by the US and the other jurisdictions that share common historical foundations—in particular, other former colonies of Britain. Naturally, all such nations’ laws tend to share a common heritage in old English common law, many hundreds of years old.

Today I came across a write-up of a self-defense ("self-defence") case out of Australia that illustrates some of these commonalities, and differences. You can find that write-up, apparently by an Australian law firm, by clicking here.

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