On Certain Aspects of Legal Regulation of Euthanasia in Russian and Foreign Criminal Law

Shestak, V.A. & Dyachenko, M.V. (2020). On certain aspects of legal regulation of euthanasia in Russian and foreign criminal law. Actual issues of the fight against crime: Materials Prepared For The Second Correspondence International Scientific-Practical Conference (15 May 2020)

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Viktor Shestak

Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)

Margarita Dyachenko

Moscow State Institute of Internatinal Relations (MGIMO-University)

Date Written: May 15, 2020

Abstract

The authors considered the legal regulation of euthanasia in a number of European countries where this procedure is not prohibited. In addition, the conditions for its practical application in Switzerland and the Netherlands have been studied in this research. Main international legal sources were identified, which provided the first relevant definitions of the procedure and regulated its types and forms. It has been established that conducting an active form of euthanasia in Russia is a criminal offence; however, there are certain inconsistencies in the legal regulation of the passive form of euthanasia, which creates certain difficulties in qualifying this act under Russian criminal law.

Keywords: euthanasia, murder by mercy, forms of euthanasia, consent of the victim

JEL Classification: K14

Suggested Citation

Shestak, Viktor and Dyachenko, Margarita, On Certain Aspects of Legal Regulation of Euthanasia in Russian and Foreign Criminal Law (May 15, 2020). Shestak, V.A. & Dyachenko, M.V. (2020). On certain aspects of legal regulation of euthanasia in Russian and foreign criminal law. Actual issues of the fight against crime: Materials Prepared For The Second Correspondence International Scientific-Practical Conference (15 May 2020), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3613800

Viktor Shestak (Contact Author)

Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) ( email )

Prospekt Vernadskogo, 76
Moscow, 119454
Russia

Margarita Dyachenko

Moscow State Institute of Internatinal Relations (MGIMO-University) ( email )

Vernadsky av., 76
Moscow, 119454

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