Life Endangerment as a Crime under Georgian, French and American Law


Criminal legislation of Georgia and some other countries provide for specific offenses that endanger human life or health. The article discusses the crime under Article 127 of the Criminal Code – putting in a life-threatening situation comparable to similar crimes in American and French law. The article also discusses hypothetical cases as well as examples from case law. As a result of this comparison, it is concluded that the article 127 of the Criminal Code of Georgia has a shortcoming, which complicates its application in practice. Namely, the reference to the vulnerability of the victim should be deleted. A new legislative version of this article is proposed as a conclusion.


Danger, Recklessness, Intention

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