Euthanasie : la loi belge et la position des juges européens

Saturday 1 March 2003 by Jean-Claude K. Dupont

Cahiers du Grisé, n° 3, mars 2003
Paris, Ecole Polytechnique

As Belgium was passing a law on euthanasia, the European Court for Human Rights ruled in the case of Pretty v. The United Kingdom. The article asks what margin remains to be, after that decision, to claim for a right to die or to adopt a national law on euthanasia. If an evolution of the law, as in Belgium, is still possible, the balance of individual and general interests newly tends to engage us to limit the question to a right to ask to die.

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