Human rights and right to die with dignity : Lessons from Europe on assisted suicide
Murphy, Brendon. (2009). Human rights and right to die with dignity : Lessons from Europe on assisted suicide. Criminal Law Journal. 33(6), pp. 341-356.
In July 2009, the House of Lords ordered the Director of Public Prosecutions (for England and Wales) to publish a policy clarifying the exercise of discretion in cases of assisted suicide. In the United Kingdom, assisted suicide is a criminal offence, regardless of where it takes place. International travel for the purpose of medically assisted suicide is a reality. This article examines this landmark decision and considers the important legal and human rights lessons arising out of the case in the context of Australian law.
|Journal||Criminal Law Journal|
|Journal citation||33 (6), pp. 341-356|
|Web address (URL)||https://www.westlaw.com.au/maf/wlau/app/document?docguid=I5cdcb8adcfee11e08eefa443f89988a0&tocDs=AUNZ_AU_JOURNALS_TOC&isTocNav=true&startChunk=1&endChunk=1|
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|Deposited||17 May 2021|
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