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    Commission and omission

    Dear sir,

    What does the phrase "acts of commission and omission " imply?

    Secondly what the basic different between " construction of a plant " and
    " commission of a plant ".

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    Gulam Dastgir

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    Re: Commission and omission

    Quote Originally Posted by dastgir View Post
    Dear sir,

    What does the phrase "acts of commission and omission " imply?

    Secondly what the basic different between " construction of a plant " and
    " commission of a plant ".

    Regards

    Gulam Dastgir
    Acts of omission : When something is left out from being mentioned or being written.
    acts of commission : When a mistake or folly is committed.

    Construction of Plant : When a manufacturing unit/factory is being erected.
    Commissioning of a Plant : When such a manufactured plant is put to use or such plant is started for production purpose on commercial/day-to-day basis.

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    Re: Commission and omission

    There are three ways I can break the law:

    1. actively do something myself that is against the law: I murder my wife

    2. (More common in America) - I pay somebody to do it for me. I am miles away at the time, making sure I have a good alibi!

    In (1), I commit the crime myself. In (2), I conspire with someone, 'authorize' them to commit a crime.

    The law combines these and calls them "acts of commission".

    The law also states that in certain situations, a person has a legal duty to act. So - if a child is drowning in a lake, and I, a stranger, take no action to help save the child, I am not breaking the law. (The newspapers would make mincemeat of me though!).
    However, if I were the child's uncle, then as a blood relative, I do have a legal obligation, a duty of care, to go to the assistance of the child. Failure to try to rescue the child -failure to act - is an Act of Omission.

    I found this example on the Internet:
    In R v Pittwood (1902), the defendant was convicted of gross negligence manslaughter after he failed to close the gate on a level crossing as he was contracted to do. This caused a train to collide with a hay cart, and the court ruled that "a man might incur criminal liability from failure to comply with a duty arising out of contract."

    I am guilty of an act of commission if I hide an escaped convict in my house.

    If I know that someone else is hiding an escaped convict, and when I am questioned by the police and asked if I know where the escaped convict is, and I don't tell them, then I am guilty of two Acts of Omission: (1) Failure to help police with their enquiries and (2) withholding information.
    Last edited by David L.; 14-Apr-2009 at 04:33.

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