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The man who couldn’t die

Event Details


Seminar

January 29, 2020 | 16:00 - 17:30 SAST | Sandton, Johannesburg

Join Norton Rose Fulbright’s Health Law Practice and Professor Pieter Carstens on Wednesday, 29 January 2020 at 16:00 to 17:30 followed by cocktails where Professor Carstens will share his journey from being diagnosed with aggressive squamous cell carcinoma of the skull, his search for a dignified death in South Africa, his experience with Dignitas Switzerland and reservation of a date with death, recovery and in that context a review of the law as it currently stands in South Africa regarding patient and doctor assisted euthanasia, recent developments in that regard and pending litigation.

Professor Carstens is a professor of Criminal and Medical Law at the University of Pretoria and the Director of the Centre for Law and Medicine.

Space is limited so please RSVP at your earliest convenience.

This will be an emotional and fascinating personal experience in the context of our law on euthanasia which we look forward to sharing and exploring with you.