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dc.contributor.authorDavis, Colleen
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:36:24Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:36:24Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn22027912
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/68996
dc.description.abstractThere are two reported cases in which courts have been asked to declare lawful surgery to separate conjoined twins where it is known that one twin will die during the procedure. Although judges granted the declaration sought, the two written decisions one from the common law jurisdiction of England and Wales, the other from a code jurisdiction in Queensland, Australia are problematic. This paper argues that neither of these cases provides a principled or certain basis for exculpating doctors in a future conjoined twin case, particularly if this case does not involve infant conjoined twins, one of whom is dying or is severely disabled.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherVictoria University
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttps://vulj.vu.edu.au/index.php/vulj/article/view/44
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom61
dc.relation.ispartofpageto75
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalVictoria University Law and Justice Journal
dc.relation.ispartofvolume4
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminal Law and Procedure
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode180110
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.titleCriminal law implications for doctors who perform sacrificial separation surgery on conjoined twins in England and Australia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Law
gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2014. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorDavis, Colleen


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