“Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely” – Lord Acton. Explain the given statement in light of the doctrine of the separation of powers. Discuss the definition, history, the concept, overlaps, checks and balances and relevant cases and legislation. Explain further by comparing other jurisdictions. Table of content • Table of content…………………………………………………………….…….1 • Constituents of a Criminal liability………………………………………2 • Components of an actus reus………………………………………….…..2 • General rule of omission………………………………………………………2-3 • Duty to act of doctor for patient…………………………………..……3-4 • Duty to act arising from a special relationship…………………..4-6 • Assumption of care for another………………………………………….6-7 • Duty arising out of contract or public duties…………………….7 • Duty arising out of statute……………………………………………..….7-8 • Duty arising out of creation of a dangerous situation.…….8-9 • Social implications…………………………………………………….………9-10 • Legal implications………………………………………………………..…..10 • Moral implications…………………………………………………………..10-11 • Economic implications…………………………….……………….….11-12 • Distinguishing an act from an omission………………………….12 • Conclusion……………………………………………………………………….12 • Bibliography…………………………………………………………………….13-14