【奇趣‧香港】世界十大奇怪法律

網絡流傳「在香港,女性有權殺死有外遇的丈夫,但是僅能用雙手」的謠言已有多年,甚至已登上「世界十大奇怪的法例」其中之一。

翻查網上記錄,用中文搜尋,沒有太多相關資料,但以英文搜尋時,驚見各大小網站也發佈這個「奇聞」,一傳十,十傳百下,這個謠言幾乎要成了事實。

事實是這個說法完全沒有根據,它甚至沒有參考來源,更找不到傳聞的出處。香港法律源自英國,根據香港法例,謀殺案犯人一經定罪,最高刑罰是終身監禁。唯有在自我防衛及基於公眾安全下犯案,才算合法,毋須負上刑責。(1)

另外,犯人如患有精神病致犯案,有機會被送至精神病院服刑,而毋需入獄。(2)

One of the stupidest law around the world (Hong Kong)

Internet spreads as below rumour which is “one of the stupidest law around the world" for years,

In Hong Kong, a woman is allowed to kill her cheating husband, but only with her bare hands. In fact, It is absolutely false. There’s no reference or source can be traced.

Under Hong Kong Laws (which follows the English common law system), in committing murder, the heaviest form of imprisonment is life imprisonment. The only way a person can legally kill a person is through self-defense or public safety reasons.(1)

However, It may also be possible to collect additional variables related to the mental health history of a subset of homicide offenders detained at the Hospital .(2)

References:

1)http://www.clic.org.hk/en/topics/policeAndCrime/criminal_liability_and_penalties/q2.shtml

2)http://www.crime.hku.hk/rb-homicide.htm

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