Circumstances when the government might be excluded from liability in Tort

Discuss four circumstances under which the government might not be held liable in tort

Circumstances when the government might be excluded from liability in Tort:-

  • The government is not liable in respect of anything done or omitted to be done by any person while discharging responsibilities of a judicial nature
  • It is not liable if the government officer was acting outside the scope of his ordinary duties.
  • In proceedings against the government, the court cannot make a declaratory order,
  • The government cannot be held liable if it refuses to produce documents on grounds of public interest
  • No claim for tort can be brought against the government after 1 year from the date the cause of action arose

 

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