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Legislative technique and human rights: the sad case of assisted suicide.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16538737     Owner:  KIE     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ths article reviews the issues raised by the case of Diane Pretty and argues that contrary to the views of the English Courts and the European Court of Human Rights, section 2 of the Suicide Act 1961 is incompatible with the Convention. Failing legislative reform, the DPP should formulate and publicise criteria for the exercise of its consent to prosecution in cases of assisted suicide.
Richard H S Tur
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Criminal law review (London, England)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0011-135X     ISO Abbreviation:  Crim Law Rev     Publication Date:  2003 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-15     Completed Date:  2006-06-28     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100972168     Medline TA:  Crim Law Rev     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-12     Citation Subset:  E    
Oriel College, Oxford, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Criminal Law*
Human Rights / legislation & jurisprudence*
Legislation as Topic*
Liability, Legal
Personal Autonomy
Public Policy
Right to Die / legislation & jurisprudence
Suicide, Assisted / ethics,  legislation & jurisprudence*
Value of Life

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