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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Shestak & Dyachenko on Regulation of Euthanasia

Viktor Shestak and Margarita Dyachenko (Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and Moscow State Institute of Internatinal Relations (MGIMO-University)) have posted On Certain Aspects of Legal Regulation of Euthanasia in Russian and Foreign Criminal Law (Actual issues of the fight against crime: Materials Prepared For The Second Correspondence International Scientific-Practical Conference (15 May 2020)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
The authors considered the legal regulation of euthanasia in a number of European countries where this procedure is not prohibited. In addition, the conditions for its practical application in Switzerland and the Netherlands have been studied in this research. Main international legal sources were identified, which provided the first relevant definitions of the procedure and regulated its types and forms. It has been established that conducting an active form of euthanasia in Russia is a criminal offence; however, there are certain inconsistencies in the legal regulation of the passive form of euthanasia, which creates certain difficulties in qualifying this act under Russian criminal law.

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