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Nullus commodum capere (potest) de sua iniuria propria  nūl´lūs kōm´mōdūm ka´pārā (pō´tāst) dā sū´a ēnyū´rē-a prōp´rē-a .  nɜ´lus ka´mōdum kâ´pɜrē (pō´test) dā sū´u injɜ´rē-u prap´rē-u . 

Guide to Latin in International Law

Aaron X. Fellmeth,

Maurice Horwitz

“No advantage (may be) gained from one’s own wrong.”A maxim meaning that the law will not recognize or validate any profit a person derives from his own wrongdoing. For example, one may not destroy evidence of the extent of damages caused by one’s illegal act, then counter a claim for damages based on that act by pointing to the lack of evidence. ... ...

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