• Abstract

    Assisted-suicide from the standpoint of private international law

    Dr. Omar Vanin
    University of Padova

    Thursday, 12 September – 2:00 pm
    Room V 005, Faculty of Law – Professor-Huber-Platz 2, 80539 Munich

    Several legal systems grant individuals the possibility to voluntarily end their life when clinical or psychological conditions do not allow to live a “tolerable” life.

    This applies, inter alia, to Belgium and the Netherlands (since 2002), Luxembourg (since 2009), Switzerland (formally since 1918, but practiced by special organisations since 1980s), Canada (since 2015, though special legislation is still to be implemented), Colombia (allowed since 1997 and regulated since 2015), and some U.S. States, such as Oregon and California.