'Voluntary Assisted Dying' in Victoria: The Parliamentary Committee's Tenuous Case for Legalization

54 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2017

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John Keown

Georgetown University - Kennedy Institute of Ethics

Date Written: October 3, 2017

Abstract

In 2016 a Parliamentary Committee in Victoria, Australia, recommended the legalization of voluntary euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. Its report was deeply flawed. In particular, its treatment of key objections to legalization, both principled and practical, was superficial and selective.

Keywords: Euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, legalization, Victoria, Parliamentary Committee

JEL Classification: K14, I18

Suggested Citation

Keown, John, 'Voluntary Assisted Dying' in Victoria: The Parliamentary Committee's Tenuous Case for Legalization (October 3, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3047419

John Keown (Contact Author)

Georgetown University - Kennedy Institute of Ethics ( email )

Box 571212
Healy Hall 4th Flr
Washington, DC 20057-1212
United States

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