On whether or not asking for organs is indeed humane or not, or better yet, the OK to take them from someone dead. But, this is where it gets interesting, and, rather hairy. In documents obtained by the Associated Press, Russia apparently has found itself in the midst of two major lawsuits related to organ donations.
Yes, organ donations. Per the documents, relatives of recently deceased individuals in Russia have filed suit against the Kremlin via the European Court of Human Rights. In those suits, relatives allege that on a number of occasions — Russia has taken organs from the dead without the knowledge or consent of their relatives. A charge, that, Russia denies citing that it would have been inhumane for the country to ask permission.
The AP has an extensive look at the eye-opening case here, and, how Russia could be forced to overhaul its organ collection law if the court finds it violated human rights.