Burial in UK Law

  • Governing migration through death in Europe and the US: Identification, burial and the crisis of modern humanism
    • Nbr. 23-3, September 2017
    • European Journal of International Relations
    Border deaths have become an established feature of contemporary migratory politics in both Europe and the US. This article examines the similarities and differences in practices of ‘governing migr...
  • Human remains as documents: implications for repatriation
    • Nbr. 76-1, October 2019
    • Journal of Documentation
    • 258-270
    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, to investigate the documentality of human remains in museum and research collections. Second, to provide a rationale for a processual model of ...
    ......Second, to provide a rationale for a processual model of documentation,which can account for their repatriation and eventual burial.Design/methodology/approach –This paper uses a multidisciplinary approach to examine therepatriation issue. It considers an ethical argument ......
  • Death, emplaced security and space in contemporary Timor-Leste
    • Nbr. 55-4, December 2020
    • Cooperation and Conflict
    By adopting a spatial approach to analysis, this article examines the significance of death in Timor-Leste and its relationship to security and peace. The main argument is that a person’s security ...
    ......As such, the ‘spatial turn’ shows how burial represents both an intimate and petite act of place-making while also intersecting with different spatial orders and scales that interact with ......
  • Burying Indigeneity: The Spatial Construction of Reality and Aboriginal Australia
    • Nbr. 19-3, September 2010
    • Social & Legal Studies
    In this article we argue that spatial distance and historic socio-ethnic boundaries play a critical role in determining the relative priority given to groups that are marginally placed. These prior...
    ......We suggest that the spatially-boun ded patterningof black and white lives supports thecontinued burial of Indi- genous life.The socio-spatial constructionof Indigenous life forwhite and other Australians has enabled both ag gressive and negl ectful ......
  • Roboski and procedural rules: How the truth about a massacre was buried in the pages of history
    • Nbr. 11-4, December 2020
    • New Journal of European Criminal Law
    Recently, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) issued an inadmissibility decision regarding the application concerning the Roboski massacre (Selahattin Encü and Others v Turkey App no 49976/1...
    ......This unwavering trust has res ulted in the once-and-for-all burial of the truth about one of the gravest massacres in the history of Turkey without a proper examination of the allegations of the applicants. Two ......
  • 8. GRAVEN IMAGES: “THE HART ISLAND PROJECT”
    • Aesthetics of Law and Culture: Texts, Images, Screens
    • 179-200
    When historical visibility has faded, when the present tense of testimony loses its power to arrest, then the displacements of memory and the indirections of art offer us the image of our psychic s...
    ......Correspondingly,as citationsof balance between burial and remembrance, the Hart Island pictures breathewith imaginative weight and ghost us with their call for citizenship and historicalsignificance, ......
  • Parliamentary Bills
    • Nbr. 27-2, April 1963
    • Journal of Criminal Law, The
    ...... One almost hopes that such a splendid example of parliamentary perseverance will not go unrewarded. BURIAL AND CREMATION BILL This Bill expresses, in its preamble, its laudable intention 'to consolidate simplify and improve the law ......
  • Book Review: A Jurisprudence of Movement: Common Law, Walking, Unsettling Place
    • Nbr. 28-2, April 2019
    • Social & Legal Studies
    ......They ‘perform’ jurisprudence or ‘renarrativize’, in Barr’s terms, the walk- ing of a burial party in New South Wales in 1799 and the death, burial and reburial of an Australian astrophysicist who died in 2000 in a US facility at the south ......
  • Narratives in the courtroom: Female poisoners in mid-nineteenth century England
    • Nbr. 11-2, March 2014
    • European Journal of Criminology
    Three Essex women were accused of poisoning their family members in the mid-19th century. While their crimes were not out of the ordinary, the legal responses to these three women were irregular an...
    ......, unhappy with her place in the world, and this narrative transposed cultural fears about the crime of infanticide and the criminal use of burial clubs onto a case that did not involve children. Burial clubs were initiated by philanthropically oriented governments who wished to do something to ......
  • The Dead, the Law, and the Politics of the Past
    • Nbr. 31-4, December 2004
    • Journal of Law and Society
    This article explores the role of law in cultural and political disputes concerning dead bodies. It uses three interconnecting legal frameworks: cultural and moral ownership, commemoration, and clo...
    ......6 For a detailed analysis of the law relating to family disputes and the dead, see H. Conway, `Dead But Not Buried: Bodies, Burial and Family Conflict' (2003) 23 Legal Studies 423. As Conway notes (pp. 442±9), the one potential exception to the dominance of the ownership ......
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