?? Η υπεράσπιση υποστηρίζει ότι το δικαστήριο δεν είναι αρμόδιο να εκδικάσει την υπόθεση??
ή κάτι τέτοιο
"the defence of" for me means the writer is about to summarise the argument which constitutes the case for the defence.
A few citations from the British national Corpus, all in a legal context (otherwise "the defence of" = "to defend" as in "the defence of our national interethe cup/the championship etc etc) Availability of the Defence of Best Practicable Means in the High Court
The defendant submitted, consistently with the conduct of the defence at the trial, that the trial judge ought not to have excluded his evidence, or any other admissible evidence which he could have elicited by cross-examination, tending to show that Paulette was addicted to drugs in the form of cocaine and ganja cigarettes, the defendant's object being to show that Paulette's conduct just before the shooting rendered more credible the now irrelevant defence of provocation and the defence of accident.
Presumably, too, A sets up the defence of necessity; we are not expressly told that there was (or that A thought there was) no other way of saving the leader's life, but this is a fair inference from the question.
.. the defence of act of God applies.
There are a couple of others, all legal contexts, at http://sara.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/saraWeb?qy=the+defence+of