Ludwig Minelli

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Ludwig A. Minelli
Born (1932-12-05) December 5, 1932 (age 86)
Alma materZurich University
OccupationFounder of Dignitas

Ludwig A. Minelli (born December 5, 1932) is a Swiss lawyer. He is the founder of Dignitas, an organization that helps permanently ill people to end life in a manner which relieves pain and suffering.[1] He is also the founder and general secretary of the Swiss Society for the European Convention on Human Rights.[2]

Minelli is among the majority of supporters of physician-assisted suicide who believe that it should be available to both healthy and sick individuals.[3][4]

Minelli holds an LL.M. from Zurich University.[3]

Selected works[edit]

  • Minelli, Ludwig (2008). "Weshalb braucht es keine aktive Sterbehilfe?". In Robertson-von Trotha, Caroline Y. Tod und Sterben in der Gegenwartsgesellschaft. Eine interdisziplinäre Auseinandersetzung (= Kulturwissenschaft interdisziplinär [Interdisciplinary Studies on Culture and Society, Vol. 3]. Baden-Baden.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Langley, Alison (February 4, 2003). "'Suicide tourists' go to the Swiss for help in dying". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Wheatley, Jane (September 22, 2006). "LUDWIG MINELLI: Suicide missionary". The Times. Retrieved July 17, 2009.
  3. ^ a b Gentleman, Amelia (18 November 2009). "Inside the Dignitas house". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 November 2009.
  4. ^ "Assisted suicide in the view Europeans" (PDF). ISO Public. March 2013.