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Self-defence is defence against an attack in the sense of an action of another living being controlled by the instinct of injury. Self-defence is regarded as the permitted form of self-help and can be defined as the moderate defence against an unlawful attack against a legal interest.

Term-Nr.: 780

German: Notwehr (572)

Source: LK-Lötscher, 11.05.2020

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