Sherras v De Rutzen

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
Date1895
CourtDivisional Court
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159 cases
  • Public Prosecutor v Phua Keng Tong and Another
    • Singapore
    • High Court (Singapore)
    • 5 February 1986
    ...or by necessary implication by the language of the statute or by the subject matter with which the statute deals. In Sherras v De Rutzen [1895] 1 QB 918 Wright J said: There is a presumption that mens rea, an evil intention, or a knowledge of the wrongfulness of the act, is an essential ing......
  • R; Seah Eng Joo
    • Malaysia
    • High Court (Malaysia)
    • 1 January 1961
  • R v George Barbar
    • Jamaica
    • Court of Appeal (Jamaica)
    • Invalid date
  • John Charles v Llewellyn Skeete Supernumerary Constable
    • Guyana
    • Court of Appeal (Guyana)
    • Invalid date
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18 books & journal articles
  • Regulatory Offences and Reverse Burdens: The ‘Licensing Approach’
    • United Kingdom
    • Journal of Criminal Law, The No. 71-3, May 2007
    • 1 May 2007
    ...has the effect ofdistorting the law. For example, the Divisional Court’s analysis of the offence inSheldrake considered above. 44 [1895] 1 QB 918 at 922.45 A distinction repeated in later cases when strict liability and the presumption mens rea was considered, notably Sweet v Parsley [1970]......
  • Strict Criminal Liability: A Violation of the Convention?
    • United Kingdom
    • Journal of Criminal Law, The No. 70-6, December 2006
    • 1 December 2006
    ...vStorkwain Ltd [1986] 2 All ER 635, HL.17 R v Howells [1977] 3 All ER 417.18 Cundy v Le Cocq (1884) 13 QBD 207.19 Sherras vDe Rutzen [1895] 1 QB 918.20 R v Blake [1997] 1 All ER 963, CA.21 International Transport Roth GmbH and Others v Secretary of State for the HomeDepartment [2003] QB 728......
  • Doing Justice to the Environment
    • United Kingdom
    • Journal of Criminal Law, The No. 77-3, June 2013
    • 1 June 2013
    ...and do not act as a deterrent.3* Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Salford; e-mail: j.d.adshead@salford.ac.uk.1Sherras vDe Rutzen [1895] 1 QB 918 at 922; A. P. Simester, G. R. Sullivan,J. R. Spencer and G. Virgo, Simester and Sullivan’s Criminal Law: Theory and Doctrine,4th edn (Hart: O......
  • Rape in Victoria as a Crime of Absolute Liability: A Departure from Both Precedent and Progressivism
    • United Kingdom
    • Journal of Criminal Law, The No. 76-5, October 2012
    • 1 October 2012
    ...Court in He Kaw Teh v R(1985) 157CLR 523; see also Cameron v Holt (1980) 142 CLR 342 and the leading English caseof Sherras vde Rutzen (1895) 1 QB 918, 921 (Wright J).Rape in Victoria as a Crime of Absolute summary offences that, in the event of a conviction, impute only themost minor penal......
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