The prevalence of mental illness is higher in more economically unequal countries
Legal systems of the world. Common law countries are in several shades of pink, corresponding to variations in common law systems.

Volenti non fit injuria – consent by the victim or plaintiff.

- Defense (legal)

Defendants who use this defense are arguing that they should not be held liable for a tort or a crime, since the actions in question took place with the plaintiff or "victim's" prior consent and permission.

- Consent
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Volenti non fit injuria

Not done") is a common law doctrine which states that if someone willingly places themselves in a position where harm might result, knowing that some degree of harm might result, they are not able to bring a claim against the other party in tort or delict.

Not done") is a common law doctrine which states that if someone willingly places themselves in a position where harm might result, knowing that some degree of harm might result, they are not able to bring a claim against the other party in tort or delict.

In this context, volenti can be distinguished from legal consent in that the latter can prevent some torts arising in the first place.

In English tort law, volenti is a full defence, i.e. it fully exonerates the defendant who succeeds in proving it.