suicide tourism

Suicide Tourism: Understanding Legal, Philosophical and Socio-Political Dimensions (Oxford University Press, 2019) Dr. Daniel Sperling

15 May 2019

In this event, a new book by Dr. Daniel Sperling (University of Haifa) will be presented and discussed. The book explores the moral, legal and socio-political aspects of suicide tourism, that is the phenomenon by which people travel to another country to receive aid-in-dying. The book offers extensive research that covers theoretical analysis of this phenomenon as well as empirical findings obtained through in depth interviews conducted with policy makers and relevant key players in Switzerland, Germany, France, England and Italy.


Speakers include a guest lecturer from Germany who will discuss the legal prohibition against assisted suicide in Germany and the implications of suicide tourism on such a legislation, a prominent legal expert in the field of law and society and another scholar from the department of political sciences who will contribute to the discussion by sharing his understandings on the philosophical and political aspects of death and dying. The event will be concluded by response and reflection of the author, Dr. Sperling

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