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Människorättsperspektivet i dödshjälpsdebatten-Hur används mänskliga rättigheter i argumentationen för och emot dödshjälp?

Sjunnesson, Petra LU (2009) MRSK01 20091
Human Rights Studies
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Abstract
Euthanasia is a much controversial matter, especially the part of euthanasia that is called mercy killing. In Sweden so called passive euthanasia is the only form of euthanasia that is not against the law. The question about whether or not other types of euthanasia should be allowed has since the 1990’s created an animated debate involving a lot of people with different types of views, such as medical, legal, philosophical, religious, ethical, moral etc. Though in this essay we will only concentrate on how the human rights perspective is being used by the different sides in the ongoing debate in Sweden about euthanasia. This will be done by first looking into the concept of human rights to get a better overall understanding of what human... (More)
Euthanasia is a much controversial matter, especially the part of euthanasia that is called mercy killing. In Sweden so called passive euthanasia is the only form of euthanasia that is not against the law. The question about whether or not other types of euthanasia should be allowed has since the 1990’s created an animated debate involving a lot of people with different types of views, such as medical, legal, philosophical, religious, ethical, moral etc. Though in this essay we will only concentrate on how the human rights perspective is being used by the different sides in the ongoing debate in Sweden about euthanasia. This will be done by first looking into the concept of human rights to get a better overall understanding of what human rights really are. After this the essay will examine the use of human rights explicit in the debate as well as the use of human rights implicit. The conclusion purposes that human rights, in an explicit way, is not very common at all as an argument in the debate on euthanasia. In an implicit way though, human rights is much more occurring. It is being expressed through arguments about the individual’s right to self-determination. As individuals we should be able to decide for ourselves about our life, and the decisions we want to make. The right to a worthy death is also spoken about, as well as every human beings right to death. (Less)
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author
Sjunnesson, Petra LU
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organization
course
MRSK01 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
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Human rights, Euthanasia, dödshjälp
language
Swedish
id
1464419
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2009-09-02 13:10:22
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  abstract     = {Euthanasia is a much controversial matter, especially the part of euthanasia that is called mercy killing. In Sweden so called passive euthanasia is the only form of euthanasia that is not against the law.  The question about whether or not other types of euthanasia should be allowed has since the 1990’s created an animated debate involving a lot of people with different types of views, such as medical, legal, philosophical, religious, ethical, moral etc. Though in this essay we will only concentrate on how the human rights perspective is being used by the different sides in the ongoing debate in Sweden about euthanasia. This will be done by first looking into the concept of human rights to get a better overall understanding of what human rights really are. After this the essay will examine the use of human rights explicit in the debate as well as the use of human rights implicit. The conclusion purposes that human rights, in an explicit way, is not very common at all as an argument in the debate on euthanasia. In an implicit way though, human rights is much more occurring. It is being expressed through arguments about the individual’s right to self-determination. As individuals we should be able to decide for ourselves about our life, and the decisions we want to make. The right to a worthy death is also spoken about, as well as every human beings right to death.},
  author       = {Sjunnesson, Petra},
  keyword      = {Human rights,Euthanasia,dödshjälp},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Människorättsperspektivet i dödshjälpsdebatten-Hur används mänskliga rättigheter i argumentationen för och emot dödshjälp?},
  year         = {2009},
}