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A critical review of torture legislation in South Africa.
The practice of torture is an affront to human dignity. Freedom from torture is an absolute human right. Laws that violated human rights and entrenched racial divisions characterized the apartheid era in South Africa. ...
A comparative analysis of the legal status of cryopreserved embryos, resulting from in-vitro fertilisation, for the purpose of custody issues during divorce proceedings.
The process of cryopreservation of embryos is a relatively new concept in the field of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment. South African law is silent on the manner in which these cryopreserved embryos should be disposed ...
"The best interests of the child : a perspective into the refusal of necessary medical care for children, by parents, on the basis of religious beliefs."
The best interests of the child is of paramount importance as indicated by our supreme law of the land, the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. South African law creates a firm basis for the protection of ...
The doctrine of therapeutic privilege and its place in South Africa.
Therapeutic privilege is an exception to informed consent and used as a defence when the doctor decides to withhold relevant medical information from the patient, because they are of the opinion that such disclosure could ...
The ethical and legal implications of performing involuntary sterilization on mentally incompetent adolescent woman.
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The doctrine of informed consent and mandatory testing for HIV : legal and ethical implications.
This paper investigates the doctrine of informed consent and mandatory testing with reference to the legal and ethical implications for HIV. The doctrine of informed consent is entrenched in South African law through the ...
The clinical and human rights challenges pertaining to HIV/AIDS and TB co-infection in South Africa.
Prior to 1990, HIV/AIDS and TB co infection was not a major public health threat in South Africa (SA). The serious ignorance and negligence on the part of then SA government with regard to HIV/AIDS led to the increase of ...