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Assisted Suicide in Switzerland

Guenter Lewy

in Assisted Death in Europe and America: Four Regimes and Their Lessons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199746415
eISBN:
9780199866151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746415.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

According to the Swiss Criminal Code, assisted suicide is illegal only if done “for selfish motives.” While in other jurisdictions only physicians are allowed to engage in the practice of assisted ... More


Empirical Analysis of Suicide Tourism

Daniel Sperling

in Suicide Tourism: Understanding the Legal, Philosophical, and Socio-Political Dimensions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198825456
eISBN:
9780191864230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825456.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter provides an empirical analysis of suicide tourism. It includes extracts of interviews with key stakeholders in the field of assisted suicide from around Europe. In many countries, there ... More


Epilogue

Daniel Sperling

in Suicide Tourism: Understanding the Legal, Philosophical, and Socio-Political Dimensions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198825456
eISBN:
9780191864230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825456.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics, Human Rights and Immigration

This epilogue argues that, as suicide tourism has become more popular and freely discussed in the media and in public policy circles, the coverage is not always presented in a positive light. Since ... More


The Morality of Suicide Tourism

Daniel Sperling

in Suicide Tourism: Understanding the Legal, Philosophical, and Socio-Political Dimensions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198825456
eISBN:
9780191864230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825456.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter addresses the morality of suicide tourism. There are three general arguments in support of suicide tourism: the argument based on the right to die; the argument based on free movement; ... More


Introduction

Daniel Sperling

in Suicide Tourism: Understanding the Legal, Philosophical, and Socio-Political Dimensions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198825456
eISBN:
9780191864230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825456.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics, Human Rights and Immigration

This introductory chapter provides an overview of suicide tourism. Suicide tourism involves travel by a suicidal individual from one jurisdiction to another, in which the individual will be assisted ... More


Political-Philosophical Analysis of Suicide Tourism

Daniel Sperling

in Suicide Tourism: Understanding the Legal, Philosophical, and Socio-Political Dimensions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198825456
eISBN:
9780191864230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825456.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter explores some of the major political-philosophical justifications for and against state interference in suicide tourism. These are divided into five main arguments from the perspective ... More


The Legality of Suicide Tourism

Daniel Sperling

in Suicide Tourism: Understanding the Legal, Philosophical, and Socio-Political Dimensions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198825456
eISBN:
9780191864230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825456.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the alternatives that countries of origin and countries where assisted suicide is legal may exercise with regard to suicide tourism. Specifically, it considers whether actions ... More


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