crimen injuria


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crimen injuria

(ˈkraɪmən ɪnˈdʒʊərɪə)
n
(Law) law South African an action that injures the dignity of another person, esp use of racially offensive language
[L, lit.: crime or insult]
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Cramer was initially charged with assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm and crimen injuria in respect of a security guard at the King's Park Stadium on March 23.
Samrem had laid a crimen injuria charge against Malema in Pietermaritzburg after he used the derogatory term against Indians during a Gauteng speech.
AT THE SAME TIME A WOAMN WAS TRYING TO OPEN A CASE OF CRIMEN INJURIA AGAINST A PEEPING TOM WHO WATCHED HER TAKE A BATH THROUGH AN OPEN WINDOW.
Accepting their plea of guilty on the charge of crimen injuria - or seriously
Crimen injuria is the unlawful, intentional and serious violation of the dignity or privacy of another person.
A university law professor, quoted in the same article, said that sexual harassment is usually interpreted by the law under a different name - possibly indecent assault or crimen injuria, which is crime against dignity and reputation.
Blayne Shepard, 23; his brother Kyle, 25; Andries Van der Merwe and Dustin Van Wyk, both 23, each face a charge of murder; three counts of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm; and crimen injuria - a crime under South African law, defined to be the act of unlawfully, intentionally and seriously impairing the dignity of another".
He said the court also charged the two with crimen injuria, a charge in South Africa that often refers to racial insult.
The Shepards, Van der Merwe and Van Wyk each face a charge of murder, three counts of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm and crimen injuria - a crime under South African law, defined to be the act of unlawfully, intentionally and seriously impairing the dignity of another.