Litigating for the Right to Die
Geddis, Andrew; Tucker, Kathryn
Modern medicine can extend life to an extent that a patient dying of a terminal illness may feel trapped. Unfortunately, public support for providing a clear legal path for patients wishing to access aid in dying have not translated into parliamentary action. The purpose of this article is to review how cases concerned with aid in dying have been litigated in the United States, before outline how a similar approach may be argued in New Zealand.
Keywords: Criminal Law; Public Law; Seales v Attorney General; United States; New Zealand; Euthanasia
Research Type: Journal Article