Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Euthanasia

  • The Italian Constitutional Court and the Referendum on Euthanasia(?): a Declaration of Inadmissibility

    –Benedetta Vimercati, Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Milan On 15 February the Italian Constitutional Court issued a press release to announce its ruling that the euthanasia referendum’s question is inadmissible. The press release concisely states that the Constitutional judges turned down the request to hold a national referendum because it would not safeguard the “minimum constitutional protection of human life, particularly with reference to weak and vulnerable persons”.

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