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Re A (Conjoined Twins) [2001]

Facts

  • Two twins were born conjoined at the hip
  • Separating the twins would lead to the certain death of the weaker twin

Issue

  • Could the twins be lawfully separated?

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • All 3 Court of Appeal judges reasoned why differently, using arguments based on self-defence, necessity and a lack of intent
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