Simon Halliday

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This paper addresses, from a socio-legal perspective, the question of the significance of law for the treatment, care and the end-of-life decision making for patients with chronic disorders of consciousness. We use the phrase 'chronic disorders of consciousness' as an umbrella term to refer to severely brain-injured patients in prolonged comas, vegetative(More)
In this article, we reassess the court's role in the withdrawal of clinically assisted nutrition and hydration from patients in the permanent vegetative state (PVS), focussing on cases where health-care teams and families agree that such is in the patient's best interest. As well as including a doctrinal analysis, the reassessment draws on empirical data(More)
Estimating the potential impacts of climate change requires understanding the ability of agents to adapt to changes in their climate. This paper uses panel data from India spanning 1956–1999 to investigate the ability of farmers to adapt. To identify adaptation, I exploit persistent , multidecadal monsoon regimes, during which droughts or floods are more(More)
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