The Legal Personality of Conjoined Twins

Enas Qutieshat


In the recent years, there have been related reports appearing in the news media about conjoined twins. Conjoined twins have been the theme of medical study, scientific exhibition, human inquisitiveness and sometimes showbiz. This paper will try to examine the case of conjoined twins from a legal point of view. This is a hot topic with the common medical cases reported lately on conjoined twins. This paper will focus on some well-known cases related to conjoined twins, and how courts considered them; i.e. one individual or two.  In doing so, the paper will highlight the different arguments set by the courts in an attempt to answer the main question of this paper.

Keywords: Conjoined twins, legal personality, individuals, lesser evil

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