Archive for the 'burials and cremation' Category

In re St Andrew’s Churchyard, Alwalton – WLR Daily

“A petition for the exhumation of remains buried in consecrated land brought on the basis of an objection to enforcement of the churchyard regulations would not be granted where the petitioner had failed to establish special circumstances justifying an exception from the norm that Christian burial was final.”
WLR Daily, 10th February 2011

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Widow appeals to church court claiming dead husband’s human rights have been breached – Daily Telegraph

“A widow who found that the tributes she left on her husband’s grave were being moved took the case to the church court on the grounds that the dead man’s human rights were being breached.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Legislation forces archaeologists to rebury finds – The Guardian

“Human remains from Stonehenge and other ancient settlements will be reburied and lost to science under legislation that threatens to cripple research into the history of humans in Britain, a group of leading archaeologists says today.”

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The Guardian, 4th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Burial law is threatening archaeological research, say experts – The Guardian

“Severe restrictions on scientists’ freedom to study bones and skulls from ancient graves are putting archaeological research in Britain at risk, according to experts.”

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The Guardian, 10th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lichfield diocese burial rule change after grave mix-up – BBC News

“Burial rules in a West Midlands diocese have been changed after a mix-up with grave plots which led to a court ordering an exhumation.”

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BBC News, 7th April 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

R (Ghai) v Newcastle upon Tyne City Council (Ramgharia Gurdwara, Hitchin and others intervening) – WLR Daily

R (Ghai) v Newcastle upon Tyne City Council (Ramgharia Gurdwara, Hitchin and others intervening) [2010] EWCA Civ 59; [2010] WLR (D) 36

“The aims of the provisions of the Cremation Act 1902 were to ensure that cremations were subject to uniform rules throughout the country, to enable the Secretary of State to regulate the manner and places in which cremations were carried out, to require a crematorium to be a building which was appropriately equipped and to ensure that a crematorium was not located near homes or roads. Further, the Act envisaged that crematoria would be constructed, so that, provided a structure was relatively permanent and substantial so that it could properly be said to have been constructed and provided it could normally be so described, the structure would be a ‘building’ within s 2 giving that word its natural and wide meaning.”

WLR Daily, 12th February 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Hindu asks appeal court for open-air cremation – The Independent

“A Hindu takes his legal battle for the right to be cremated on a traditional open-air funeral pyre to the Court of Appeal today.”

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The Independent, 18th January 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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