n Without Prejudice - Deciding to die : constitutional law

Volume 15, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



Death is steeped in human emotion and superstition. It is a dark concept instilling fear in those who live. Jurisprudentially, death has been treated in various ways - the most obvious of which is the criminal sanctions applicable to murder and culpable homicide. However, the law also endeavours to prevent a person taking his or her own life. In some jurisdictions, suicide was considered a crime and that remains the case in certain jurisdictions.

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