One of the topics in the Human Rights Council canvasses the problem of assisted suicide. Personally, I’m highly interested in this issue, not only because I’m dying **see the irony** to find out the position of each country on the subject, but also because of the controversial aspect of the subject – a very sensitive religious chord.
Assisted suicide is when an individual voluntarily helps another person to cause his or her own death. “Assistance” might mean providing one with the means to end his own life, but may also be extended to other actions, which automatically raise questions regarding the nature of this practice. The current waves of global public debates have been ongoing for decades, centering on the religious, moral and legal matter of “suicide”. The main discussions concern a personal “right to death” and also the dichotomy: free versus manipulated will.
I, for one, am in favor of assisted suicide when it comes to people in real pain, who no longer have the chance of a normal life because of a deadly disease. For them, life resumes to a continuous pain – that would mean being alive in hell. In my opinion, there comes a time when you have to give up, a time when you already know you’ve had enough. And that applies to every life aspect. OK, no war without a battle. You have to fight hard for what you want, for what you own – your life. But when all done, choose what your mind, heart and body says!
Legally speaking, the practice may be legal, illegal or undecided, depending on the culture or jurisdiction. I prefer this above all topics of the BISMUN 2013 Conference, so I look forward to finding out about our honorable delegates’ established consensus on this particular matter in the HRC.
PS: Don’t worry, I will equally “spy” and enjoy each topic of the BISMUN 2013 Conference!
Adelina-Nora GHITA, Coordinator of the Press Department