Ecclesiastical Offence in UK Law

    • Nbr. 18-5, September 1955
    • The Modern Law Review
    ...... English statute defining the crime of bigamy, the Offences against the Person Act, 1861,5 s. 57. The Victorian statute ... Bigamy was originally a very different ecclesiastical offence, first proscribed as a felony in England in 1604 ......
  • Ex parte Choudhury — An Opportunity Missed
    • Nbr. 54-2, March 1991
    • The Modern Law Review
    ......, from Taylor’s cases in 1676 which transformed the offence of blasphemy from an ecclesiastical offence to, ‘a crimc against ......
  • The Law of Abortion and Necessity
    • Nbr. 2-2, September 1938
    • The Modern Law Review
    ...... any case where a woman had been raped provided the offence had been proved in a court of justice. Mr. Bourne’s ... Sciencess1 that it was regarded in them as an ecclesiastical offence only. But it is clear that from fairly early times it ......
  • Reviews
    • Nbr. 31-2, March 1968
    • The Modern Law Review
    Changing Concepts of Crime and its Treatment. Edited and introduced by Hugh J. Klare Some Problems of the Constitution. By Geoffrey Marshall and G. C. Moodie. Fourth Edition. Equity and the Law of ...
    ...... is the new system of courts to try thco- logical offences which wns set up by the ITrclesiastictil Jurisdiction Measure 1963. This creatrd the Court of Ecclesiastical Causrs Reserved as a new court of trial (instead of the ......
  • Blasphemy, Cultural Divergence and Legal Relativism
    • Nbr. 58-5, September 1995
    • The Modern Law Review
    ...... and Legal Relativism Clive Unsworth * Introduction The offence of blasphemy was by the 1970s typically dismissed as an ... Against Religion and Public Worship’ (1989) 1 Ecclesiastical LJ 27. 6 See Green, ‘Beyond The Satanic Verses : ......
    • Nbr. 8-3, July 1945
    • The Modern Law Review
    ...... revival of a condoned matrimonial offence by subsequent misconduct, which is derived from decisions and dicta in the Ecclesiastical Courts. It will be remembered that the Act, as well as making desertion for three years immediately preceding the presentation ......
  • A Jurisdiction in Search of a Mission: Family Proceedings in England and Wales
    • Nbr. 57-6, November 1994
    • The Modern Law Review
    ...... of ‘divorce’ a mensa et thoro granted by an Ecclesiastical When the jurisdiction to dissolve marriages was conferred on ..., was the discretion to refuse a decree even when an offence had been committed by the respondent if the ......
    • Nbr. 9-2, July 1946
    • The Modern Law Review
    ...... This accords with the rule which originated in the Ecclesiastical Courts that con- donation is conditional, and that on breach of the condition the innocent spouse is remitted to his or her ......
  • Blasphemy In Irish Law1
    • Nbr. 23-2, March 1960
    • The Modern Law Review
    ...... pointed out, a person convicted of any of these offences could be sentenced to an unlimited period of imprisonment, ... the Statutes in Force in Ireland relating to Ecclesiastical Matters, etc. (Dublin, 1751) ; E. Bullingbroke, Ecclesiasfical ......
    • Nbr. 44-5, September 1981
    • The Modern Law Review
    ...... REPORTS OF COMMITTEES OFFENCES AGAINST RELIGION AND PUBLIC WORSHIP ’ THE march of events ... The report suggests that section 2 of the Ecclesiastical Courts Jurisdiction Act 1860 (which prohibits riotous, violent ......
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