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Genadedood in die strafreg : 'n regsfilosofiese en regsvergelykende perspektief

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dc.contributor.author Dorfling DF en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T09:55:07Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T09:55:07Z
dc.date.created 1986 en
dc.date.submitted 1991 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/65180
dc.description.abstract The same advances in medical and other technology that have enabled people to sustain the quality of life have also made the subject of euthanasia particularly topical. At present the South African judiciary holds the view that the ending of life or the hastening of the moment of death is murder. Medical practice, however, requires medical practitioners make these decisions on a regular basis. This gap between medical and legal practice will have to be bridged in future. Possible solutions for bridging this gap are investigated. A two-fold solution is suggested to solve this problem. Death must be defined by the legislator to combine the traditional definition with the modern approach of brain death. Certain actions of medical practitioners and/or members of the public, amounting to euthanasia, should be deemed justifiable by the legal system. It is recommended that the existing ground of justification "volenti non fit iniuria" should be adapted to justify certain of the actions of the people involved. The extent to which consent should be legally allowed to be given should be left in the hands of the court. en
dc.language Afrikaans en
dc.subject Law en
dc.subject Private law (general)/Roman Dutch law en
dc.title Genadedood in die strafreg : 'n regsfilosofiese en regsvergelykende perspektief en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree LL M en


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