403. End of life and assisted suicide.

The right to personal autonomy and to control quality of life protected by Article 81 includes the right of an individual to decide how and when to end his life, provided the individual is in a position to make up his own mind and take the appropriate action2.

The Supreme Court has held that the offence of aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring the suicide of another, or an attempt by another to commit suicide3, amounts to a 'grave interference' with a person's Article 8 rights and, while falling short of making a declaration of incompatibility