The European Human Rights system and the right to life seen through suicide prevention in places of detention: Between risk management and punishment

This paper analyses the shortcomings of European suicide prevention policy in places of detention, a topic that has been neglected in the European legal literature. Four interrelated characteristics of the suicide prevention policies developed by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) are responsible for the failures of these policies. First, the risk-based approach relies […]

The fundamental human right to health: The conjuncture life and death through a sociojuridical reflection on the phenomenon of suicide

The phenomenon of suicide, an intentional act of killing oneself, has manifested itself in contemporaneity as the agenda for debates about the promotion and protection of the fundamental human right to health. This article aims to encourage the socio-juridical perception on this phenomenon-while a risk to the preservation of human life, represented through the conjuncture […]