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n.1.(Law) Evil intent, embracing both malice and fraud. See Culpa.
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Because, though you yourself may have meant nothing but what was innocent, your words may have suggested something less innocent to the evil minds of your hearers; and then the law steps in, and calls it dolus eventualis, and everybody says how dreadful, and off you go to prison and are punished as you deserve to be.
Justice Leach added: "The accused's conviction and sentence of count one are set aside and replaced with the following: 'Guilty of murder, with the accused having had criminal intent in the form of dolus eventualis.
The state believes that judge Thokozile Masipa failed to interpret properly the principle of dolus eventualis, which is the law of intent to kill.
Lubanga, (35) the court explicitly rejected the earlier holding of a Pre-Trial Chamber (36) when it decided that liability based on some form of recklessness or dolus eventualis (JCE III) (37) was "deliberately excluded" from Article 30.
Regarding the conviction, the main question is whether Pistorius should have been charged with the more serious crime of dolus eventualis murder rather than culpable homicide.
Legal experts say the prosecution is likely to appeal against the judge's interpretation and application of the principle of dolus eventualis--awareness of the likely outcome of an action--when she acquitted the sprinter of the murder charge.
In this book, the authors excellently explain the possibility of establishing the dolus specialis (the special intent) to commit genocide in Darfur's particular case.
where he had intention in the form of dolus directus; or
45) The international law refers to the mens rea that results from the union of intent and motive in the crime of genocide as the dolus specialis requirement.
One of the subtle contributions of the recently concluded Anfal genocide trial has been to refocus analysis on the criteria for establishing the dolus specialis (19) of genocide.
The spirit of the legal principle dolus eventualis says you must be found guilty of murder.