Dying with self-determination

Location: Library & Learning Center Ceremonial Hall 1 Starting on 21 June 2023 at 18:00 WU matters. WU talks.
Type Lecture / discussion
Organizer WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Marketing & Communications

Assisted suicide caught between the law, ethics, and medicine

This Event is organized by the ​​Department of Public Law

In December 2020, the Constitutional Court declared the previous ban on assisted suicide unconstitutional. The Assisted Suicide Act passed in 2022 now regulates the legal requirements for assisted suicide. But that does not mean the debate is over: How much assistance can we provide for people as they die? What does the new law regulate? What does it mean in practice when dealing with the critically ill? We will discuss the right to self-determination at the end of life with experts from an interdisciplinary legal, ethical, and medical perspective.

Keynote lecture:

Hans Valentin Schroll, Institute for Austrian and European Economic Criminal Law, WU Vienna


Reinhard Klaushofer, Public and Administrative Law Section, Paris Lodron University Salzburg

Gudrun Kreye, Division of Internal Medicine, Palliative Care Unit, Krems University Hospital

Sigrid Müller, Department for Systematic Theology and Ethics, University of Vienna

Hans Valentin Schroll, Institute for Austrian and European Economic Criminal Law, WU Vienna

Moderated by:

Robert Kert, Institute for Austrian and European Economic Criminal Law, WU Vienna

This event is an in-person event and will take place on campus. There will be no livestream.

Hans Valentin Schroll
WU Vienna
Gudrun Kreye
Krems University Hospital
Reinhard Klaushofer
Paris Lodron University Salzburg
Sigrid Müller
University of Vienna
Robert Kert
WU Vienna

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