RIGHT TO DIE: AN ADDENDUM TO RIGHT TO LIFE (Euthanasia)

Nimisha Jha, Advocate, High Court of Patna

  1. Aruna Ramachandra Shanbaug v. Union of India, (2011) 4 SCC 454 []
  2. Euthanasia (Mercy Killing): A Comparative Analysis of U.K. and Indian Position ; Diwakar Shukla

    http://www.internationalseminar.org/XIII_AIS/TS%204/9.%20Mr.%20Diwakar%20Shukla.pdf (last visited on 21/08/2015 at 20:00). []

  3. Right to Die – “To be or not to be?” ; Manbir Kaur:

    Indian Streams Research Journal ISSN 2230-7850 Volume-3 | Issue-12 | Jan-2014 []

  4. Though the medical intervention in the process of dying started in the nineteenth century, the efforts to hasten death to relieve pain started in the early twentieth century. Anne Kornhauser, The Modern Art of Dying: A History of Euthanasia in the United States, 30 POLITICAL AND LEGAL ANTHROPOLOGY REVIEW(2007) (Book Review). <www.westlaw.com> []
  5. Position of Euthanasia in India – An Analytical Study ; Caesar Roy https://www.google.co.in/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CC8QFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.researchgate.net%2Fprofile%2FCaesar_Roy%2Fpublication%2F259485727_POSITION_OF_EUTHANASIA_IN_INDIA_-

    _AN_ANALYTICAL_STUDY%2Ffile%2F5046352c2cac3a199d.pdf&ei=_Pb1U6rzGIW2uASqmYDIAw&usg=AFQjCNHGF0m8gYm2ZdPS3ruDD4L93MLdbg&sig2=jI3BAOjtICMJ85qDLEbaDQ (last visited on 21/08/2015 at 19:30). []

  6. Ibid. []
  7. Supra note 1 []
  8. The first euthanasia society was established in London in 1935. Subsequently it spread to America (1938) and other parts of the globe. []
  9. Available at http://www.apiindia.org/pdf/pg_med_2008/Chapter-02.pdf (last visited on 21/08/2015 at 19:30). []
  10. Supra note 3

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  11. Supra note 9 []
  12. Supra note 1 []
  13. Supra note 5 []
  14. Supra note 2 []
  15. Supra note 1 []
  16. Supra note 3 []
  17. Supra note 1 []
  18. http://www.legalservicesindia.com/article/article/euthanasia-in-india-787-1.html (last visited on 21/08/2015 at 7:41pm). []
  19. http://www.isrj.net/UploadedData/3463.pdf (last visited on 21/08/2015 at 8:15pm). []
  20. http://jils.ac.in/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Tania-Sebastian.pdf (last visited on 21/05/2015 at 8:00pm). []
  21. Supra note 9 []
  22. Supra note 2 []
  23. Supra note 5 []
  24. Supra note 9 []
  25. Laws of Manu, translated by George Buhler, Sacred Books of the East by F. Maxmuller (1967 reprint). Vol. 25, page – 206 []
  26. Supra note 9 []
  27. Supra note 5 []
  28. Id. []
  29. Id. []
  30. Black’s Law Dictionary, 4th edn. []
  31. Supra note 2 []
  32. Ibid. []
  33. Id. []
  34. Id. []
  35. Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary of Current English. (2000). Sixth Edition. ; Oxford University Press. []
  36. Supra note 5 []
  37. Maruti Shripati Dubal v. State of Maharashtra; 1987 Cri.L.J 743 (Bomb). []
  38. Should Euthanasia be Legalised in India?; Shreyans Kasliwal

    http://www.ebc-india.com/lawyer/articles/592.htm (last visited on 21/08/2015 at 21:45). []

  39. Naresh Marotrao Sakhre v. Union of India; 1995 Cri.L.J 95 (Bomb). []
  40. Supra note 19 []
  41. Ibid. []
  42. 1996 (2) SCC 648 []
  43. 1993(1) All ER 821 (HL). []
  44. Supra note 40 []
  45. Supra note 5 []
  46. Supra note 40 []
  47. Supra note 2 []
  48. Ibid. []
  49. JONATHAN HERRING, MEDICAL LAW AND ETHICS 505 (2008) (citing the view of ‘Union of the Physically Impaired People against Segregation’). []
  50. Preamble, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, http://www.who.int/peh-emf/ publications/Preamble1.pdf []
  51. Supra note 21 []
  52. Termination of Life on Request and Assisted Suicide (Review Procedures) Act 2001. []
  53. Supra note 40 []
  54. Supra note 2 []
  55. [1996] 109 NTR 1 []
  56. Supra note 19 []
  57. Ibid. []
  58. 521 US 702 (1997). []
  59. 521 US 793 (1997). []
  60. Supra note 40 []
  61. [1993) 3 SCR 519 []
  62. 1993(1) All ER 821 (HL). []
  63. 1993(1) All ER 821 (HL). []
  64. Supra note 5. []
  65. 1996 (2) SCC 648 : AIR 1996 SC 946 []
  66. Supra note 5 []
  67. 1985 Cri.L.J 931 (Del.). []
  68. 1987 Cri.L.J 743 (Bom.). []
  69. Supra note 1 []
  70. Supra note 19 []
  71. Supra note 20 []
  72. 1993(1) All ER 821 (HL). []
  73. Supra note 20 []
  74. 1993(1) All ER 821 (HL). []
  75. The Euthanasia (Permission and Regulation) Bill, 2007, No. 55. If passed, the bill would provide for a compassionate, humane and painless termination of the life of an individual who are permanently invalid or bedridden because of an incurable disease. Chandrappan (who moved the bill in the house) says, “If there is no hope of recovery for a patient, it is only humane to allow him to put an end to his pain and agony in a dignified manner.” []
  76. Statement of Objects and Reasons []
  77. Statement of Objects and Reasons []
  78. Statement of Objects and Reasons []
  79. K.P.M. Basheer, Legalize Euthanasia, Says Panel, THE HINDU, Jan. 8, 2009, http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/ article370554.ece. []
  80. See Status of the Bill at http://164.100.47.4/newlsbios_search/Default.aspx. []
  81. Supra note 21 []
  82. Available at http://lawcommissionofindia.nic.in/1-50/Report42.pdf []
  83. Available at http://lawcommissionofindia.nic.in/reports/report210.pdf []
  84. Available at http://lawcommissionofindia.nic.in/reports/rep196.pdf []
  85. Supra note 20 []
  86. Supra note 3 []
  87. Supra note 40 []
  88. Supra note 3 []
  89. Supra note 40 []
  90. Supra note 3 []
  91. Supra note 40 []
  92. Supra note 3 []
  93. Supra note 40 []
  94. Supra note 40 []
  95. Supra note 3 []
  96. Supra note 5 []
  97. Supra note 3 []
  98. Supra note 1 []
  99. Supra note 3 []
  100. Supra note 2 []
  101. Supra note 1 []
  102. Supra note 21 []

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