Law and Society - Euthanasia and Criminal Law


  • Brunela Kullolli “Aleksander Moisiu” University of Durres, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law



euthanasia, pasive euthanasia, active euthanasia, human rights, life protection, legal basis, suffering, etc.


Euthanasia or "sweet death" is a topic that has sparked numerous debates throughout history. In Albania, the right to life is protected by Article 21 of the Constitution of the Republic of Albania. Regarding the individual's right to die in Albania, both forms of euthanasia, the passive and the active one, are considered criminal offenses and are punishable by law. The problem lies in the fact that such a definition is not found in the Albanian legislation, but such actions are considered as criminal by the interpretation of the law. In this topic we will study the perception of Albanians regarding euthanasia and whether the Albanian legislation should include this form of soft death or not. The protection of life in the country should take the dimensions of a sustainable protection. For this reason, in addition to the positive effects of improving life protection that derive from the application of the entirety of the various criminal justice programs and policies, also including the recent amendments to the Criminal Code of the Republic of Albania, a concrete and continuous protection should be provided in support of the right to life. I have always drawn a debate on this issue, which deals with the fundamental human right, with the most sacred right, that of life.




How to Cite

Ilrjan, & Kullolli, B. (2018). Law and Society - Euthanasia and Criminal Law. European Journal of Social Science Education and Research, 5(2), 142–150.