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Iraqi Penal Code No. 111 of 1969 (selected provisions related to women) – Part 1: General Principles – Chapter 3: The Criminal Offence

Section 4: Justification

2. Exercising a legal right

Paragraph 41:

There is no crime if the act is committed while exercising a legal right. The following are considered to be in exercise of a legal right:

(1)  The punishment of a wife by her husband, the disciplining by parents and teachers of children under their authority within certain limits prescribed by law or by custom.

(2)  A surgical operation or professional treatment when it is carried out with the consent of the patient or his legal representative or without their consent in cases of emergency.

(3)  An act of violence during the course of a sporting event when the rules of that sport have been complied with:

(4)  An act of violence committed against any person caught in the act of committing a felony or misdemeanour with a view to apprehending him.

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