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Rights of the Bereaved

This chapter examines the rights and obligations that arise upon bereavement. The chapter deals with:

  • The rights over a dead body.
  • An explanation of the system for registration of a death.
  • The forms of investigation into deaths that take place in suspicious circumstances.
  • The remedies that may be available when a death occurs due to wrongdoing.

This chapter does not deal with issues surrounding rights to the deceased’s property, including wills and intestacy.

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