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Eitanāzijas konstitucionalitāte

Constitutionality of Euthanasia

Aleksandra Kristiāna Priede
Latvijas Universitātes Juridiskās fakultātes 2. kursa studente

The right to life is the bedrock of all human rights. It is a natural right that arises from the fact of being born. While the right to life seems self-evident today, it still remains an open question whether it also encompasses the right to die, hence – the right to euthanasia. International law does not regulate euthanasia, it is left to the discretion of each state. In this article, the author analyses the compatibility of euthanasia with the Latvian legal system. The article examines whether and how the human right to life can be legally restricted. Most importantly, the ways in which the right to life could be restricted as a justification, and whether it is possible for the right of euthanasia to become a part of our legal system.

Atslēgvārdi: eitanāzija, cilvēktiesības, vispārējie tiesību principi, konstitūcija

Keywords: euthanasia, human rights, general principles of law, constitution

Tiesību ierobežojumu pieļaujamība un attaisnojamība demokrātiskā tiesiskā valstī. Latvijas Universitātes 81. starptautiskās zinātniskās konferences tiesību zinātnes rakstu krājums = Admissibility and Justifiability of Restrictions of Rights in a Democratic State Governed by the Rule of Law. Article collection in legal science, the 81st international scientific conference  of the University of Latvia. Rīga: LU Akadēmiskais apgāds, 2023. 432 lpp.