La “circoscritta (e puntellata) area” di incostituzionalità dell’art. 580 c.p. fra self-restraint della Corte costituzionale e perdurante inerzia del legislatore

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With the decision on the “Cappato case” the Constitutional Court did not create the right to medically assisted suicide, which, moreover, the constitutional order does not contemplate, but only identified a “circumscribed area” of unconstitutionality of art. 580 of the Italian Criminal Code, supporting it with regulatory and procedural props. In this way, the Court demonstrated its self-restraint respectful of Parliament’s discretion and underlined the persistence of the need for legislative intervention in such a sensitive matter.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)99-121
Number of pages23
JournalBioLaw Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)
  • Philosophy
  • Health Policy
  • Law

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