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Merinews article by Dr Kishore cited in journal of legal philosophy
Merinews article 'Prayopavesa: The Hindu Way to Passive Euthanasia through Fasting unto Death with No Worldly Desire Left' by CJ Dr Lalit Kishore has been cited in the research paper "Euthanasia: Right to Death, Some Deductions from Religious-Ethical Debate" authored by Rajeev Kumar, then senior research Fellow at Panjab University, Chandigarh.

The paper has been published in the 'Indian Journal of Legal Philosophy' which focuses on all aspects of law including contemporary issues and current trends in law. Incidentally, Dr Kishore also did his doctorate from Panjab University in education.

It would be pertinent to know that Philosophy of law seeks to answer basic questions about law and legal systems themselves. The question that has received the most attention from philosophers of law is "What is law?"

Some other basic areas that philosophy of law explores are related legal validity criteria, legal morality, fundamental freedoms, virtue ethics and social norms.

Basic ally legal system is based the 'natural law theory' based on the maxim that "an unjust law is not a true law, 'unjust' being defined as contrary to natural law".

According to noted writer, HLA Hart, 'law is essentially a system of primary social rules that guide the conduct of law's subjects, and secondary rules that regulate how the primary rules may be changed, how disputes about them are to be adjudicated and, especially, how the primary rules are to be identified.'

Hart  holds that 'a legal system rules must have a certain minimum content, which content overlaps with moral concerns, and that it must attain at least some degree of justice in the administration of laws'.

Many philosophers of law hold the laws basically should be concerned with the protect ion of individual autonomy, liberty, or rights as put forth by deontological theory of law.

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