Simplification of Criminal Law: Kidnapping

Open date: 28 September 2011

Close date: 27 December 2011

This consultation is open to specialists and the general public.

Through this consultation, the Law Commission is seeking views on its provisional ideas for reform of the common law offence of kidnapping. The existing definition of kidnapping is unclear and leaves room for confusion. The Commission aims to clarify the definition of kidnapping, rectify the problems associated with the current law and ensure that all types of kidnapping can be dealt with efficiently by the courts.

This consultation relates to our Simplification of the Criminal Law project on Kidnapping.

Reference number: LCCP200

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