Ancora sul diritto a morire

Adelmo Manna


SOMMARIO   1. Il diritto a morire tra Corte costituzionale italiana e Corte costituzionale tedesca, in rapporto ai limiti di liceità dell’aiuto al suicidio. – 2. Le origini storiche e psicologiche delle diverse “concezioni del mondo”, che esprimono le due pronunce delle Corti costituzionali. – 3. Il dibattito scientifico sull’aiuto a morire nell’ambito de “Un diritto gentile”. – 4. Le prospettive di riforma in materia e la notevole difficoltà di una loro implementazione a causa dell’attuale prevalenza di un diritto penale a forti tinte populistico-sicuritarie.


Still on the right to die

The author compares, on the criminal relevance of suicide aid, the two different approaches, one more restrictive and the other more “liberal”, respectively of the Italian and German Constitutional Court, trying to trace their foundations, above all by identifying the different “conceptions of the world”, which also historically characterize the Italian constitutional legal system, compared to the German one and which are also the basis of the two rulings in question. After a brief analysis also of the debate that took place in the context of “A Gentile Right”, he concludes by showing a notable sort of pessimism about an expansion of the spaces of lawfulness of suicide aid, entrusted to the Constitutional Court at most, since a on the contrary, a criminal policy of completely opposite sign is prevailing at the governmental level, that is, of a populist-security type, to which the Parliament will be able to modify only a few technical details.

Still – About – Right to die – With limits or not