Euthanasia in the Perspective of Indonesian Law, Palliative Care can Be an Alternative
29 June 2023
BONSERNEWS.com – Euthanasia or the act of assisting someone’s death on purpose, in the context of Indonesian law, is still a controversial debate.
Indonesia has legal principles contained in Pancasila, as the nation’s views and philosophy which are part of the law.
Therefore, the justification for the act of euthanasia must be seen from the perspective of Pancasila as a reference and guide, as well as how the norms contained in the 1945 Constitution are translated and realized.
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Article 27 and Article 28 D paragraph (1) of the 1945 Constitution state that every citizen has the same position before the law and government without exception.
In addition, everyone has the right to recognition, guarantees, protection and fair legal certainty and equal treatment before the law.
Furthermore, Article 28 I paragraph (1) of the 1945 Constitution states that human rights include:
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1. right to life,
2. the right not to be subjected to torture,
3. the right to freedom of thought and conscience,
4. religious rights,
5. the right not to be enslaved,
6. the right to be recognized as equal individuals before the law, and