Ignorantia Facit Execusat,Ignorantia Juris Non Excusat

by | Dec 2, 2023

Ignorantia Facit Execusat,Ignorantia Juris Non Excusat – It means ignorance of facts is excusable but ignorance of law is not excusable. In ignorance of facts,it provides a defense to an individual who may have caused harm to others due to lack of knowledge or information.

  In ignorance of law,it places a responsibility on the individual to follow and know the law ,regardless whether they were aware of the law or not.

  • Ignorantia :-ignorance
  • Facit :- facts
  • Juris :- law
  • Execusat :- excusable

Example :-

Ignorance of fact – if a person was driving a car and accidentally hit a pedestrian who suddenly ran onto the road, the driver may be able to use “Ignorantia Facti Excusat” as a defence if they can prove that they did not see the pedestrian and could not have avoided the accident.

Ignorance of law a person caught traveling on a train without a ticket cannot claim ignorance of the law as a defense and will be punished under Section 138 of The Indian Railways Act, 1989  .

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