Il Bundesverfassungsgericht dichiara incostituzionale la fattispecie penale di «favoreggiamento commerciale del suicidio» (§ 217 StGB): una lettura in parallelo con il “caso Cappato”

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  • Giulio Battistella

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15168/2284-4503-664

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Criminalization of assisted suicide, end-of-life decisions, self-determination in dying, dignity

Abstract

By means of the decision of 26th February 2020, the German Federal Constitutional Court ruled § 217.1 StGB to be unconstitutional, in that it prevents the individual to decide in autonomy when and how to terminate life. This right stems from the conception of the man as a moral being capable of self-determination and self-responsibility, which is deeply rooted in the principle of human dignity (art. 1.1 GG). In this article I analyze the BVerfG’s decision and then I compare it with the Constitutional Court’s decision on the “Cappato case”, trying to discuss which solution would be best suitable for Italy.

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2020-07-02

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Battistella G. Il Bundesverfassungsgericht dichiara incostituzionale la fattispecie penale di «favoreggiamento commerciale del suicidio» (§ 217 StGB): una lettura in parallelo con il “caso Cappato”. BioLaw [Internet]. 2 luglio 2020 [citato 28 febbraio 2024];(2):319-48. Available at: https://teseo.unitn.it/biolaw/article/view/1567

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