¿Qué dice Tribunal Constitucional sobre la Ley orgánica de regulación de la eutanasia? Apuntes sobre el control jurisdiccional de constitucionalidad

  1. Torres Díaz, María Concepción 1
  1. 1 Universitat d'Alacant

    Universitat d'Alacant

    Alicante, España

    ROR https://ror.org/05t8bcz72

Revista Aranzadi Doctrinal

ISSN: 1889-4380

Year of publication: 2023

Issue: 11

Type: Article

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The article analyzes the terms in which the Constitutional Court constitutionally delimits the so-called "right of self-determination" to freely, informed and consciously decide the way and moment to die in medically proven situations of terminal or seriously disabling diseases. The article specifies the object subject to judicial control of constitutionality, meaning the constitutional support of the "help to die benefit" as an individual subjective public right, of legal configuration and of a benefit nature, directly linked to the right to physical and moral integrity. , the right not to suffer inhuman or degrading treatment and with the recognition of the right to private life within the framework of article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). From this approach, the article refers to the limits and constitutional guarantees of personal self-determination when it comes to ending one's life in the so-called "euthanasia context" as a prerequisite for requesting aid in dying.