Paternalism and Euthanasia : The Case of Diane Pretty before the European Court of Human Rights

The aim of this article is to examine the moral justifiability of paternalism in the case of active voluntary euthanasia (assisted suicide) as represented in the Pretty v UK decision of the European Court of Human Rights. There are three approaches towards the justification of paternalism, corresponding to the three main trends of normative ethics… CONTINUE READING