Legal Transplants and Policy Transfers: Legislating for Organ Donation in a Devolved UK

Project Details


This socio-legal project will focus on recent initiatives to introduce deemed consent regimes across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, contrasting these to evaluate the significance of the UK’s devolution settlement in health law. Through engagement with policy-makers and stakeholders via qualitative interviews, as well as reviewing parliamentary, policy and media outputs across the four nations, the project will investigate the values pursued by law reformers and the extent of policy learning between them. Through this, the project will generate a case study of how health law is made across the UK, offering a comparative insight into policy convergence in the area of organ donation, contrasting with the divergent responses to COVID-19.

Effective start/end date18/10/2130/11/22


  • Learned Societies: £2,969.00


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