More on invasive autopsies and religious objections

BAILII has now posted the judgment of 2014 in which the Administrative Court considered the issue of religious objections to invasive autopsies, cited in Rotsztein v HM Senior Coroner for Inner London [2015] EWHC (Admin) (28 July), on which we posted previously.

The late Mr Goldstein was a Jew. In R (Goldstein) v Her Majesty’s Coroner for Inner London District Greater London [2014] EWHC 3889 (Admin) it was his family’s wish that he be treated in accordance with his own and their religious obligations and that his body should be returned to Israel for burial as rapidly as reasonably possible [13]. Globe J had earlier granted an temporary injunction restraining any post mortem on him [1]. The underlying issue was not whether there should be a post mortem but whether there should be an invasive autopsy [2]. On the facts, there was no suspicion or suggestion of foul play [8]. Continue reading