October 30, 2018

Contrary to widely-held opinions, people suffering from mental health problems normally have sufficient capacity of discernment to decide whether they would like to continue living or, instead, to end their suffering and life. Therefore, and as a general rule, they are...

October 27, 2018

Switzerland does not have a specific law or act regulating the procedure of professional assisted suicide. However, this does not mean that there is no legal basis. In fact, there are a number of law articles and court decisions in place which build a robust framework...

October 21, 2018

Anyone may get in touch with DIGNITAS, no matter what their reason. And in the frame of DIGNITAS resources, everyone receives advice and support. This includes guidance on health care advance directives (advance decisions), directing people at an acute risk of suicide...

October 13, 2018

On 15 May 2011, Zurich celebrated a double victory in a Zurich Cantonal people's vote: the people of Zurich supported by 85% and 78% respectively the activities in the field of assisted suicide as well as the efforts to grant this option to individuals from outside Swi...

October 5, 2018

Proportionate approach means adopting procedures commensurate with the balance of risks and benefits, should always be adopted so that potential participants are not overwhelmed by unnecessarily lengthy, complex and inaccessible information sheets but instead are provi...

October 3, 2018

This was a landmark court decision in Scots delict law and English tort law by the House of Lords. It laid the foundation of the modern law of negligence, establishing general principles of the duty of care.

Mrs Donoghue asked her friend to buy a bottle of ginger beer f...

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