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Human rights and human remains: the impact of Dödsbo v Sweden

Sandberg, Russell ORCID: 2006. Human rights and human remains: the impact of Dödsbo v Sweden. Ecclesiastical Law Journal 8 (39) , pp. 453-457. 10.1017/S0956618X00006736

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The legal revolution brought about by the Human Rights Act 1998 has affected arcane legal areas such as the law of exhumation, by questioning whether refusal to grant an application to exhume and move a dead body would breach the applicant's human rights under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). While the Consistory Courts have been quick to develop arguments based on human rights, the majority of the European Court of Human Rights in its recent judgment in Dödsbo v Sweden showed a greater reluctance to do so, emphasising the fact that although the refusal to exhume may interfere with the applicant's human rights, such an interference could be valid under the terms of the ECHR.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 0956-618X
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2022 09:38

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