Social and Legal Aspects of Eutanasia Regulation: International Experience

Authors

  • Sergij S. Vitvitskiy
  • Oleksandr N. Kurakin
  • Pavlo S. Pokataev
  • Oleksii M. Skriabin
  • Dmytro B. Sanakoiev

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2820

Keywords:

Euthanasia, legal regulation, legalization of euthanasia, right to die.

Abstract

Introduction: The basic human right is the right to life, along with the issue of the right to die. Euthanasia,
as the right to die, is an urgent problem, the solution of which takes place on the border of medical science
and jurisprudence.
The Aim: Analyze the international experience of social and legal regulation of euthanasia.
Materials and Method: To achieve the set goal, research method such as a comparative law method,
theoretical analysis, system-analytical method and a method of conclusions systematization were applied is
not prohibited, but it is not legalized in Germany, Spain, France, Albania, Israel.
Conclusions: Analyzing the current international experience of euthanasia legal regulation, it stands to
mention that even with the prohibition of euthanasia, there are some gaps in the legislation, whichcreate the
possibility of passive euthanasia legal use by means of terminating life sustaining measures. It is important
to enshrine the rules clearly regulating euthanasia in international law, otherwise this issue will be latent, and
in the countries where there are legal gaps, excessive use of euthanasia will take place.

Author Biographies

Sergij S. Vitvitskiy

Associate Professor, Doctor of Laws, Rector of Donetsk Law Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of
Ukraine, KryvyiRih, Ukraine

Oleksandr N. Kurakin

Associate Professor, Doctor of Law, Deputy Director for Educational and Research
Activities of the Kryvyi Rih Educational and Scientific Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine,
Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine

Pavlo S. Pokataev

Professor, Doctor of Science in Public Administration, Doctor of Laws, First Vice-Rector,
Classical Private University, Zaporizhzhia City, Ukraine

Oleksii M. Skriabin

Associate Professor, Doctor of Laws, Associate
Professor of Criminal Law, Procedure and Criminology Department, Classical Private University, Zaporizhzhia
City, Ukraine

Dmytro B. Sanakoiev

Associate Professor, Candidate of Juridical Sciences, Head of the Financial and Strategic
Investigations Department, Faculty of Training for Strategic Investigations Units, Dnipropetrovsk State University
of Internal Affairs, Dnipro City, Ukraine

Published

2021-03-12

How to Cite

Sergij S. Vitvitskiy, Oleksandr N. Kurakin, Pavlo S. Pokataev, Oleksii M. Skriabin, & Dmytro B. Sanakoiev. (2021). Social and Legal Aspects of Eutanasia Regulation: International Experience. Medico Legal Update, 21(2), 1038-1042. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2820

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