Know Your Laws – Suicide

Press Release:SUICIDE

(CRIMINAL CODE OF SAINT LUCIA 2013)

  1.   Aiding and abetting of suicide, attempt to commit suicide

A person who—

(a) aids and abets the commission of suicide by any person, whether or not the suicide is actually committed is liable on indictment to imprisonment for 20 years;

(b) attempts to commit suicide is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for 2 years.

  1.   Suicide pact

(1)   If a person, acting in pursuance of a suicide pact between himself or herself and another, kills the other person or is a party to the killing of the other person by a third party he or she commits the offence of manslaughter and is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for life.

(2)   For the purpose of subsection (1) “suicide pact” means a common agreement between 2 or more persons having for its object the death of all of them, whether or not each of them is to take his or her own life, but nothing done by a person who enters into a suicide pact is to be treated as done by him or her in pursuance of the pact unless it is done while he or she has the settled intention of dying in pursuance of the pact.

(3)   A person acting in pursuance of a suicide pact between himself or herself and another person to kill that other person or be a party to the killing of that other person commits the offence of manslaughter.

“We, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force would like to encourage the citizenry to read and study the laws which governs our society. Never forget that knowledge is power”.

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous
    January 24, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    thanks for the information. So therefore, everyone , don’t ATTEMPT suicide. COMMIT suicide cause if you survive, whether you get counseling or not, you going to Bordelais!!!!! On a point of law!!!!

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