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Suicide Tourism: Understanding the Legal, Philosophical, and Socio-Political Dimensions

Daniel Sperling


This book explores the phenomenon of ‘suicide tourism’. Freedom of movement creates problems with policies constrained by national boundaries and, as more countries contemplate regulating assisted suicide, there is now a pressing need for a theoretical investigation of the issues that provides a thorough appraisal of the global situation. Switzerland is no longer the only country where a person can find assistance for legal suicide. A similar law has been passed in Croatia, and Dutch and Belgian laws do not prohibit assisted suicide for non-residents. Few states in the US provide for physician ... More

Keywords: suicide, assisted suicide, Switzerland, Croatia, Belgium, physician-assisted suicide, policymakers, law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198825456
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198825456.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Sperling, author
Senior Lecturer in Bioethics and Health Law, University of Haifa

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Part I Legal Aspects of Suicide Tourism

Part II Philosophical Aspects of Suicide Tourism

Part III Sociological and Cultural Aspects of Suicide Tourism