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Bones of Contention: The Right to Possession of the Body of the Deceased under Australian Law as a Property Right

Falconer, Kate

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Death comes to all. And in all cases, someone must see to the disposal of the body. In common law jurisdictions such as Australia, the person tasked with disposing of the body of a particular deceased person is said to hold a right to possession in relation to that body. By giving one particular individual physical and decision-making control over the deceased body at issue, this common law right to possession of the body of the deceased ('the right to possession') plays a vital role in the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/206449
DOI: 10.25911/5fb78d5f50270

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