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Ehssanpour S R, Habibi J. Criminal Aspects on Cryonics. MLJ 2020; 14 (52) :51-68
URL: http://ijmedicallaw.ir/article-1-977-en.html
1- Department of Law, Faculty of Humanities, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran. (Corresponding author)
2- Department of Law, Faculty of Humanities, Islamic Azad University, Qaemshahr Branch, Qaemshahr, Iran
Abstract:  
Eternity is a human basic instinct so he does his best for it. Cryonics is a hypnotically way for life extension via cooling patient body with purpose of recovering and curing in future. This method raised various criminal problems which have roots in patient status of life or death. The author firstly believes that doing cryonic does not amount to death, murder or inflicting bodily harm; so perpetrators and related institutes have no responsibility. Secondly if cryonic institute decide to discontinue the life extension methods due to financial destitution, no prosecution would be stated due to Article 365 Islamic Criminal Law provided that the institute acquited in its first contract with patient.

Please cite this article as: Ehssanpour SE, Habibi J. Criminal Aspects on Cryonics. Iran J Med Law 2020; 14(52): 51-68.
Type of Study: Original Article |
Received: 2019/06/11 | Accepted: 2019/09/23

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