Who Legally Owns and Controls Human Organs After Procurement?
This paper will address its topic by reference to the (English) Common Law system of jurisprudence as declared and developed through the courts primarily of England, the United States of America, Canada, Australia, and related countries that claim allegiance to the Common Law tradition. The topic will be approached, furthermore, in point of principle and not by reference to the legislation of any particular jurisdiction, although it will be observed that, for instance, many enacted laws prohibit individuals from selling or buying organs from living donors.
KeywordsBody Material Dead Body Deceased Person Legal Interest Legal Ownership
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