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Observer Desk

Posted on 01.12.17 by

Euthanasia, Living Wills & the Right to Die : Summary of Arguments

In this case, Common Cause v UOI, a Five-Judge Bench of the Supreme Court was tasked with deciding whether Article 21 of the Constitution includes in its ambit the right to die with dignity by means of executing a ‘‘living will’’. The Bench consisted of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan heard the… Read More

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Posted on 11.10.17 by

Euthanasia, Living Wills & the Right to Die: Day 2 Arguments

On 11.10.2017, arguments continued before the 5 judgde bench in Common Cause v UOI on whether a ‘living will’ (advanced directive) can be given legal recognition. Additional Solicitor General (ASG) of India, Mr P. S. Narasimha argued that a living will may have severe repercussions as it can be misused. Further, he argued that if later a… Read More

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Posted on 10.10.17 by

Euthanasia, Living Wills, & the Right to Die: Day 1 Arguments

On 10.10.2017, the first day of hearing in Common Cause vs. Union of India commenced before the 5 Judge Constitutional Bench comprising of the Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan.   Mr Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the petitioners, began by distinguishing between passive euthanasia, the subject matter of the reference, and active euthanasia, which was… Read More