Talk:Suicide legislation

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The Political Discussion[edit]

is suggested by myself. I hope that people see the use of adding the political discussion to the debate as it adds on top of the mere reporting of legal standing which is usually a negative and that, really, suicide has become an increasing interesting topic for many people and and whereof many people thereof lead the advocacy both toward the courts and the legislative assembly, to the political representatives of the legislative power (with the support of the hearing committees, at least as a matter of majority appeal). (talk) 03:33, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

Merge issue[edit]

I suggested that this article or section be merged with Suicide_and_the_law because they are almost identical and are duplicative.

done a while ago. Gflores Talk 19:33, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

world pov[edit]

Are there any laws in the middle east prohibiting attempted suicide? How about other places? This needs more information from other countires. It would be somewhat ironic if the person attempting suicide by hanging was later executed by hanging... Gflores Talk 19:33, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

Added India. --Anshul 01:48, 7 September 2007 (UTC)
and Singapore AtikuX 02:28, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

Capital Crime?[edit]

Supposedly, it was a capital offence in England in 1845 to commit suicide. So if the person failed, the law would do it for them! Haven't found a really credible reference for this yet. Student7 01:36, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

I've herd the same said about the Soviet Union and E-Germany.

Under English law an attempt at a crime is the same as successfully committing that offence and suicide was the same as murder prior to the 1961 Act,therefore attempted suicide was a capital offence and persons convicted of this offence were hanged. (talk) 09:57, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

That's arguably better than getting thrown in a mental hospital. Tisane talk/stalk 10:01, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

Smith and Hogan's Criminal Law (13th Edition, OUP, 2011, page 583) says that suicide was a felony and that attempted suicide was a misdemeanour. James500 (talk) 09:11, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

final section (United States)[edit]

This section is slightly ambiguous in that it uses both 'suicide' and 'attempted suicide' seemingly interchangeably; making it difficult to determine if the period laws being discussed apply to only one term or both terms simultaneously. Ctoyer (talk) 03:09, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

Merging Laws against suicide into this article[edit]

  • Support. Looks like an obvious merger to me. Kaldari (talk) 18:42, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

I second that motion. Same topic for the most part. Legislation is a bit more broad, but that's okay, I think. Killfoot (talk) 07:35, 10 April 2011 (UTC)

Merger has been completed. Kaldari (talk) 08:03, 10 April 2011 (UTC)


>> Mental health gets precedence as India set to de-criminalise suicide(Lihaas (talk) 19:17, 11 December 2013 (UTC)).

Rome and Japan?[edit]

Sure, in Rome, suicide sometimes was a political act. i'm not so sure about Japan, however, not in the sense of a protest against tyranny.

but in Rome, because of Stoicism, it was considered honorable to commit suicide if life became too painful.

and in Japan, people committed suicide if they felt dishonored. samurai committed suicide when their masters died. many committed suicide when the Emperor Meiji died, following him to the grave, and not as protest against the new emperor, his son.

the main article greatly oversimplifies and stereotypes suicide in both societies. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:6:5600:5AC:B0D0:A83B:7B2F:BB59 (talk) 13:40, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Including euthanasia in the tables[edit]

@Areatius: I think it's confusing for us to list euthanasia in the new suicide legislation tables. There are many different types of euthanasia (voluntary, non-voluntary, and involuntary), and each type may have different laws affecting it and different legal statuses. If we are going to list euthanasia, it should be limited to voluntary euthanasia and should specify that in the header. Kaldari (talk) 00:02, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

Suicide legislation in India[edit]

The mental healthcare bill being passed on 27 March 2017, some changes have to be made under the section 'India'. An unregistered editor has made changes in the table, but not in the paragraph; they conflict each other. Vignyanatalk 12:50, 28 March 2017 (UTC)