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(p. 150) 8. The Right to Life 

(p. 150) 8. The Right to Life
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(p. 150) 8. The Right to Life
Author(s):

Bernadette Rainey

, Elizabeth Wicks

, and Andclare Ovey

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198767749.003.0008
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date: 19 September 2019

This chapter examines the case-law of the Strasbourg Court related to the right to life. This includes cases concerning the death penalty and the extraterritorial application of the right to life, the prohibition of intentional killing by the State, positive obligations to protect life, the duty to investigate deaths, the rights of the unborn child, and euthanasia. The chapter suggests that the body of judgments concerning the right to life has become one of the richest and most dynamic of all the Convention case-law.

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