European Court of Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights is a regional judicial human rights body, which began operating in 1959. The Court is in charge of procuring and supervising the enforcement of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR), under which human rights issues such as right to life and freedom of expression are regulated. The Court will be hearing the Vincent Lambert v. France case that was submitted in 2014, in a partially fictionalized format. The participants will get a chance to rigorously discuss and handle euthanasia/assisted dying, the right to life under the European Convention of Human Rights (article 2), along with the margin of appreciation of States on euthanasia. A famous case, which not only concerns legal issues but medical and ethical matters as well, the Vincent Lambert v. France case will benefit the participants in their analyses of international and domestic law of countries regarding the right to life as a whole while getting a chance to tackle the deeper legal arguments that lie within the concept of euthanasia.

Under Secretary General
Hande Özkayagan
Koç University - Faculty of Law
hozkayagan14@ku.edu.tr

Academic Assistant
Ceren Aydoğmuş
Kadir Has University – Faculty of Law
cerperant@gmail.com