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dc.contributor.authorNoel Zaal, Frederick
dc.contributor.authord'Almaine, Justin
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-16T14:17:18Z
dc.date.available2018-07-16T14:17:18Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationd'Almaine, J. & Noel Zaal, F. 2018. Inheritance rights for posthumously procreated children: a growing challenge for the law. Potchefstroomse elektroniese regsblad = Potchefstroom electronic law journal 2018(21)1-30. [https://doi.org/10.17159/1727-3781/2018/v21i0a4211]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1727-3781
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/28480
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.17159/1727-3781/2018/v21i0a4211
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dc.description.abstractSignificant advances in cryogenic technology render it possible to freeze and store human gametes. Under appropriate laboratory conditions frozen gametes can remain viable for long periods of time. In consequence, it is possible for a child to be conceived and procreated after the death of one or both parents. This raises some challenging juristic problems. Amongst these are implications for the law of inheritance. Where a valid will expressly refers to a child who will be procreated after the testator's death, the child's right to inherit will be secured. However, where a will merely refers to children as a class, or with intestate succession, it becomes uncertain whether a posthumously procreated child has a right to inherit. South African legislation governing succession, the common law and the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 all fail to provide definitive answers. Because of this and as the numbers of posthumously procreated children are likely to increase as artificial reproduction services become more widely available, there is a need for South African legislation to clarify their inheritance rights.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherPER / PELJen_US
dc.subjectCryogenicsen_US
dc.subjectpost-mortem conceptionen_US
dc.subjectposthumous procreationen_US
dc.subjectchildren's inheritanceen_US
dc.subjectintestate successionen_US
dc.subjectposthumous childen_US
dc.subjectin vitro fertilisationen_US
dc.titleInheritance rights for posthumously procreated children: a growing challenge for the lawen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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