The ‘right to die’ debate: an update on the legal position

Debbie-Haskell-150x150The Universal Declaration of Human Rights can occasionally be seen as giving rise to controversial discussions particularly once the basic tenets are interpreted and re-interpreted, especially with regard to unique circumstances. One such matter is the emotive debate considering the ‘right to die’ which regularly appears in the media today. It may surprise some to know that this is not a new or modern debate; views on the right of an individual to end their own life have been recorded from at least the classical era, and the views and reasoning expressed are not dissimilar to those of today.
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