European Court of Human Rights Judge: "There is no right to suicide or to assisted suicide"

Posted January 4, 2017 3:57 pm by Alex Schadenberg

European Court of Human Rights Judge: "There is no right to suicide or to assisted suicide"

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director – Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionJustice De GaetanoThe Times of Malta published a New Year’s interview by Matthew Xuereb, with Chief Justice emeritas Vincent De Gaetano, of the European Court of Human Rights in Malta. Xuereb asked Justice De Gaetano a question concerning euthanasia, assisted suicide and the Vincent Lambert case. Justice De Gaetano responded by stating:One cannot do justice in a few words to a very complex legal and moral issue. Euthanasia, however much one tries to hedge the definition, flies in the face of human dignity. There is no right to suicide or to assisted suicide under the

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