Philip Nitschke
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Philip Nitschke: Why suicide should be a human right

Philip Nitschke is an Australian humanist, author and founder and director of the pro-euthanasia group Exit International. He says he believes the right to die should be recognised as a fundamental human right.

"If we're going to acknowledge the right to life, we've got to be able to recognise the right to dispose of that gift. And that's a right to death," he tells HARDtalk's Zeinab Badawi.

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You can see the interview in full on BBC World News on Tuesday 28 April at 03.30, 08.30, 14.30 and 20:30 GMT and on the BBC News Channel on Tuesday 28 April at 04.30 BST and on Wednesday 29 April at 00.30 BST.

  • 27 Apr 2015
  • From the section Health