A Right to Die?
Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, Volume 176(4) January 2012, pages 37-38
2 Pages Posted: 27 Aug 2015
Date Written: January 17, 2012
Reviews the recommendations of the Commission on Assisted Dying. Comparing the proposed regime with the equivalents existing in the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Oregon, noting that it most resembles this last regime, which does not extend to euthanasia. Discusses the current position of assisted suicide in English law and the moral issues surrounding reform of that position, referring to relevant jurisprudence. Argues that, despite, or because of, the Commission's efforts to resolve the issue of potential patient abuse, the proposals may prove unworkably contradictory.
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