The verdict in the Zimmerman case seems to be in line with a worldwide stance on self-defense.

Legal developments in the US coincide with more aggressive interpretations of self-defense laws in countries including Belgium, Italy and Britain, and may help drive more far-reaching interpretations of self-defense theory in other parts of the world.

“It’s not clear that this Florida law is going to be followed around the world, it just seems like a significant possibility, and it seems like something that is resonant in the culture of many countries,” says University of Chicago law professor Tom Ginsburg.

Read more at PRI.

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