In this paper I argue that one can logically commit suicide in self-defence, and that it is legitimate both to seek and to provide assistance in doing so. I provide both ethical and legal arguments for this position, using several thought experiments and the specific context of the assisted suicide cases in the United Kingdom and the European Court of Human Rights. Ultimately, I conclude that these arguments provide a sound basis for a future legal challenge regarding assisted suicide in the United Kingdom.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Medicine and Law|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2017|
- Assisted Dying
- Assisted Suicide