Euthanasia and the Law: Some Comparitive Perspectives

11 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2012

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Mahesh Menon

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences; Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO)

Date Written: September 30, 2011

Abstract

The paper attempts to undertake a critical survey of the principal concepts underlying the euthanasia debate in law and to make a comparative study of the various regulatory legal mechanisms adopted by countries that permit euthanasia. It is also the aim of this paper to make a short critique of the reasoning of the Supreme Court of India in Aruna Shaubhag v. The Union of India.

Keywords: euthanasia, India

JEL Classification: K19

Suggested Citation

Menon, Mahesh, Euthanasia and the Law: Some Comparitive Perspectives (September 30, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2022790 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2022790

Mahesh Menon (Contact Author)

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Kolkata, West Bengal 700098
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Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) ( email )

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