Proceedings of the XIV European-Asian Law Congress "The Value of Law" (EAC-LAW 2020)

Legal Regulation of Euthanasia: Global Trends and Russian Practice

Authors
Vladislav Panchenko, Nadezhda Pastukhova, Konstantin Shushpanov, Tatiana Shitova, Ivan Makarchuk
Corresponding Author
Konstantin Shushpanov
Available Online 7 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201205.043How to use a DOI?
Keywords
right to life, euthanasia, restriction of rights and freedoms
Abstract

The purpose of the article is to formulate the main development trends in regulating the issue of euthanasia, based on an analysis of the legislation and law enforcement practice in Russia and foreign countries, to determine the place of Russian law in the system of world national jurisdictions on the issue of euthanasia, to identify ways of possible further development of Russian legislation in this area. The study showed that in relation to the regulation of euthanasia, modern states can be divided into three main types. The first type is distinguished by a categorical prohibition of euthanasia. The second type includes countries in which society has actually come to recognize euthanasia, but the legislation has not had time to adapt to changing social relations. In countries of the third type, euthanasia is officially established as a legal procedure. Russia is usually classified as a country of the first type, however, recent judicial practice allows us to judge the reorientation of attitude to this issue towards the countries of the second type. Analysis of the prohibition of euthanasia from a legal perspective entails the need to qualify such a ban as restricting the human right to life. There are no legal obstacles to a legalization of euthanasia in Russia.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the XIV European-Asian Law Congress "The Value of Law" (EAC-LAW 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
7 December 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-290-8
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201205.043How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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