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Seditious offences

E.J.C Neep

Seditious offences

by E.J.C Neep

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Published by Fabian Society in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Cover title.

Statementby E.J.C. Neep ; with an introductory note by Professor Harold J. Laski.
SeriesFabian tract -- No. 220
ContributionsFabian Society.
The Physical Object
Pagination30p. ;
Number of Pages30
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Open LibraryOL18787234M

SEDITION (Lat. se or sed, apart, and ire, to go, a going apart, dissension), in law, an attempt to disturb the tranquillity of the state. In Roman law sedition was considered as majestas or treason. In English law it is a very elastic term, including offences ranging from libel to treason (q.v.).It is rarely used except in its adjectival form, e.g. seditious libel, seditious meeting or. The Sedition Act (Malay: Akta Hasutan ) in Malaysia is a law prohibiting discourse deemed as seditious. The act was originally enacted by the colonial authorities of British Malaya in The act criminalises speech with "seditious tendency", including that which would "bring into hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection against" the government or engender "feelings of ill-will.

  'Persecution In The Name of Sedition Finds Popular Acceptance in India', Says Anushka Singh, Author of the recent book, 'Sedition In Liberal Democracies'. Between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries, a gaol term – typically ranging from forty days to a year and a day – became the penalty for around additional offences, including seditious slander, corruption and selling shoddy or underweight goods. SPECIAL-PURPOSE PRISONS. Not all prisons were operated by the civil authorities.

Book: All Authors / Contributors: James Fitzjames Stephen. Find more information about: OCLC Number: Attempts, And Conspiracies To Commit Crimes -- Offences Against The State-High Treason -- Seditious Offences-Seditious Words -- Libels -- Conspiracies -- Offences Against Religion -- Volume Three: History Of The Law Relating To.   Hon PETER DUNNE (Leader—United Future): At the outset, I want to acknowledge the support of the MMP parties for the Crimes (Repeal of Seditious Offences) Amendment Bill—United Future, the Greens, the Māori Party, and ACT.I want to draw to the House’s attention that we held a joint press conference very deliberately on the day before Anzac Day, to make our call for the Law .


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Seditious offences Authors E J C Neep, with an introductory note by Harold J Laski Place of publication London Publisher Fabian Society Date Series Fabian Tract ; Pages 30p.

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Find more information about: OCLC Number: Notes: "First edition." Cover title. Sir James Fitzjames Stephen (–94) published this three-volume account of the English criminal law's historical development infour years after his appointment as a judge of the High Court.

It is a revision and expansion of the second chapter in Stephen's General View (also reissued Cited by: The punishment for seditious offences is known to be especially harsh compared to other offences in the IPC.

It is a cognisable, non-bailable and non-compoundable offence that can be tried by a court of sessions It may attract a prison term of up to seven years if one is found guilty of com.

Punishment of seditious offences. Every one who (a) speaks seditious words, (b) publishes a seditious libel, or (c) is a party to a seditious conspiracy, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years.

R.S., c. C, s. An example was the Seditious Offence Ordinance of transplanted into Nigeria to force the natives into a groove of silence while the violence and plunder lasted.

Ironically this law, until recently, has continued to be in our statute book years after we achieved independence and embraced democracy. This paper seeks to show how the. Overview of the Offence of Sedition The offence of sedition attempts to strike a balance between Freedom of Expression as enshrined in section 39 (1) of the Constitution (as amended) and the security of the state.

But, in discussing or criticizing government, a person is allowed to keep his opinions within the limits of fair criticism. The Constitution provides at Article (i) that “ [t]he publication or utterance of blasphemous, seditious or indecent matter is an offence which shall be punishable in accordance with law.” Furthermore, the constitution explicitly requires that the publication of "seditious, or indecent matter" be.

Sedition, which is committed when spoken or written words are published with seditious intent, was a criminal offence under English common emerged in an era where political violence threatened the stability of governments.

The Star Chamber, in the case of De Libellis Famosis (), defined seditious libel (that is, sedition in a printed form) as the criticism of public persons or the. This book was alleged to be a “scurrilous attack on the Muslim religion” and resulted in violence in the U.K., as well as a severance of diplomatic relations between the U.K.

and Iran. An individual attempted to obtain a summons against Mr. Rushdie and his publisher, alleging that both parties had committed the offense of seditious libel. Sedition and seditious libel were criminal offences under English common law, and are still criminal offences in Canada.

Sedition is overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that is deemed by the legal authority to tend toward insurrection against the established order: if the statement is in writing or some other permanent form it is seditious libel.

seditious words, undertaking a sed itious enterprise, or engaging in a “seditious conspiracy”. 28 The legal scopes of sedition offences are ill-defined and such va gueness in the elements of.

Seditious statements can threaten the peace the NRM Government fought long and hard for. The Constitutional Court should have upheld the offence of sedition at the same time raise the bench-mark. Upon been s entenced to 12 months imprisonment 12 for the offences of ‘publishing seditious publication’ and ‘distributing seditious publications,’ 13 the appellant went on appeal.

The. 3 Seditious offences in New Zealand law are set out in sections 81–85 of the Crimes Act The main offences are making or publishing a statement that expresses a “seditious intention”, or conspiring with a “seditious intention”.

Section 81(1) defines the expression “seditious intention” as an intention. Book: All Authors / Contributors: James Fitzjames Stephen. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: high treason --Seditious offences, seditious words, libels, conspiracies --Offences against religion.

History of the law relating to murder and manslaughter   Inthe Law Commission expressed its view that the common law offence of sedition was ill defined and unnecessary. Lord Denning, in his book Landmarks in the Law, extrajudicially wrote that the definition of sedition was “found to be too wide.

It would restrict too much the full and free discussion of public affairs. When the seditious act is going on before the police inspector, District Magistrate or Executive Magistrate.

If any information is received from another police officer for the arrest of the person who has committed a seditious offence; F.I.R. when lodged against the person for a seditious offence. seditious offences from the New Zealand statute book. We recommend repeal of the seditious offences.

To the extent that inciting offences of public disorder and revolt against lawful authority should be made criminal, these are already proscribed in other offences contained in the Crimes Act Full text of "A treatise on the law of sedition and cognate offences in British India, penal and preventive: with an excerpt of the acts in force relating to the press.

Seditious intention Seditious offences Power to prohibit importation of publications Offences in relation to publications the importation of which is prohibited or restricted Delivery of prohibited publication to police officer Power to examine suspected package, etc.

Legal proceedings Evidence   Sedition consists of any act done or word spoken or written and published which has a seditious tendency, and done or spoken or written and published with a seditious intent.Marginal note: Offences in relation to military forces 62 (1) Every person is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than five years or is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction who intentionally (a) interferes with, impairs or influences the loyalty or discipline of a member of a force, (b) publishes, edits, issues, circulates or.