Human Rights, judicial activism or deference and the case of assisted suicide

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Abstract

Whether a person has the "right to die' and whether domestic law should facilitate such a right, specifically through assisted suicide, has been the subject of intense public and legal debate since the first litigation in 2002.1 Legally, the issue is whether the right to life, or any other Convention right, incorporates the right to die, and whether any restriction on any such right is necessary and proportionate under the tests laid down in the European Convention on Human Rights (as given effect to in the UK Human Rights Act 1998). Yet this legal question is heavily influenced by other factors and questions:
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-86
Number of pages18
JournalCoventry Law Journal
Volume24
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2019

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Keywords

  • Assisted Suicide
  • human rights
  • JUDICIAL DEFERENCE

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