The husband, his widow, his sperm and the court...

Galloway, Kate (2011) The husband, his widow, his sperm and the court... Curl: Property law, women and law, contemporary legal issues, 10 June 2011.

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[Extract] A recent decision in the New South Wales Supreme Court found that Ms Edwards, the wife of a deceased man had a possessory interest in his sperm, removed after his untimely death. The decision is interesting to property lawyers for a number of reasons. First, it discusses at some length the nature of the interest found to vest in the applicant wife. Secondly, it highlights the challenges involved in identifying rights in the human body, or parts of it, in favour of third parties.

Item ID: 23223
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Keywords: human body, property, public/private, women
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Curl: Property law, women and law, contemporary legal issues is the blog of Kathrine Galloway and is available at http://katgallow.blogspot.com.au/ (4 Sept 2012)

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Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2012 05:54
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