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Author Duarte d'Almeida, Luís, 1976- author

Title Allowing for exceptions : a theory of defences and defeasibility in law / Luís Duarte d'Almeida
Edition First edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource
Series Oxford legal philosophy
Oxford legal philosophy.
Summary Within limits, the law allows for exceptions. But how do we draw the line between a rule and its exceptions? This is a long-debated question with important practical consequences. This book tackles this persistent puzzle by offering a new account of exceptions in the law and their role in legal reasoning. It clarifies the relationship between legal defences and the allocation of burdens of proof, discusses the structure of legal rules and the interplay of claims and answers in the legal process, and sheds new light on the offence/defence distinction in criminal law
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on April 28, 2015)
Subject Exceptions (Law)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191765766 (ebook)