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Ochrona życia przez klauzulę sumienia
The protection of life by the conscience clause

Author(s): Ryszard Sztychmiler
Subject(s): Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Evaluation research
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warmińsko-Mazurskiego w Olsztynie
Keywords: human rights; protection of life; freedom of conscience; conscience clause;

Summary/Abstract: In the article, the Author demonstrates the usefulness and legitimizes the use of the conscience clause that is the right to refuse to perform specific activities that are contrary to the religious, moral or ethical views of the person who refers this clause. The reference to the conscience clause takes place especially in health care facilities, because human life is most often endangered there and there is the greatest need to protect it.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 41
  • Page Range: 249-266
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish