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No 2 (2016): Life Sciences

A matter of life or death: the euthanasia debate under a human rights perspective

  • Nesa Zimmermann
March 14, 2018
March 14, 2018


This contribution examines euthanasia from a human rights perspective. It focuses in particular on passive euthanasia and the right to refuse medical treatment, two aspects that remain under-theorised. Special attention is paid to the interplay of human dignity and human autonomy in the context of euthanasia.