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Suicide and the right to life.

Re: Suicide and the right to life.

Postby Hairyloon » Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:00 pm

Slartibartfast wrote:No

The quality of your discussion is, as ever, simply outstanding.
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Re: Suicide and the right to life.

Postby Slartibartfast » Sat Oct 03, 2015 2:43 pm

Hairyloon wrote:
Slartibartfast wrote:No

The quality of your discussion is, as ever, simply outstanding.


There is nothing here to discuss. You are flying one of your whimsical kites, and I have other things to do.
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Re: Suicide and the right to life.

Postby Hairyloon » Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:48 pm

Slartibartfast wrote:
Hairyloon wrote:
Slartibartfast wrote:No

The quality of your discussion is, as ever, simply outstanding.


There is nothing here to discuss. You are flying one of your whimsical kites, and I have other things to do.

Go do them then, and kindly refrain from pointless interruptions.
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Re: Suicide and the right to life.

Postby atticus » Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:27 pm

Why do you exhume these ancient threads?
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Re: Suicide and the right to life.

Postby Hairyloon » Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:10 pm

The relevance resurfaced.
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Re: Suicide and the right to life.

Postby atticus » Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:37 pm

It occurred to me that those posting about the "right to life" might do well to proceed from an understanding of what exactly constitutes this right. I am therefore moved to post an extract from Schedule 1 of the Human Rights Act 1998.

SCHEDULE 1
The Articles

PART I
The Convention
Rights and Freedoms

Article 2
Right to life

1 Everyone’s right to life shall be protected by law. No one shall be deprived of his life intentionally save in the execution of a sentence of a court following his conviction of a crime for which this penalty is provided by law.

2 Deprivation of life shall not be regarded as inflicted in contravention of this Article when it results from the use of force which is no more than absolutely necessary:
(a)in defence of any person from unlawful violence;

(b)in order to effect a lawful arrest or to prevent the escape of a person lawfully detained;

(c)in action lawfully taken for the purpose of quelling a riot or insurrection.
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Re: Suicide and the right to life.

Postby Hairyloon » Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:31 am

Which as we have already discussed, in this context (and indeed many others) condenses down to: 1 Everyone’s right to life shall be protected by law.
If you don't agree, see if you can find any European Court Judgment discussing suicide that does not condense it so.
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Re: Suicide and the right to life.

Postby dls » Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:43 am

And as we have discussed, the right to life appears to be a long way removed from the original postulated connection.
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