The note proposes a reading of the argumentations and the limits through which the sentence n. 242/2019 of the Italian Constitutional Court admits an area of not punishable assistance to suicide, required by a patient in specified conditions, “without creating – however – any duty for doctors to grant such an aid”. The substantive and procedural requirements established by the sentence are examined, as well as the assessments expressed by the Federation of Physicians' Orders and the question of whether the legislator should intervene. Finally, the critical points of the juridical turn set out by the sentence are highlighted.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Assisted suicide after Court cost. n. 242/2019. At first reading|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||CORTI SUPREME E SALUTE|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
- aiuto al suicidio
- trattamenti di sostegno vitale