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The Legal History of Suicide in Chinese Law

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A Thwarted Suicide: International Incident

In the book “International Incidents for Discussion in Conversation Classes”, in relation to this subject, L. Oppenheim wrote in 1909: While the Frau Elizabeth, a German tramp steamer, is on the high seas during a voyage between New York and Hamburg, a sailor, Heinrich Kalke, jumps overboard with the intention of drowning himself. Another sailor leaps into the sea after him in the hope of saving Kalke’s life. He succeeds in getting hold of the man, but Kalke struggles and, being unable to free himself, draws a knife and stabs the sailor, who thereupon sinks. While the struggle is in progress the vessel slackens speed, a boat is lowered, and its occupants succeed in securing Kalke. He is taken on board, conveyed to Hamburg, and there put on his trial for murder. Counsel for defence asserts that Germany does not possess jurisdiction, as the act was committed, not on a vessel sailing under the German flag, but in the sea itself, and as, according to § 4, No. 3 of the German criminal code, a German can only be punished in Germany for an act committed abroad, if the act concerned is punishable both by the law of Germany and by that of the country where the act was committed.

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Hierarchical Display of Suicide

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Social Questions > Health > Health policy > Demography > Mortality
Social Questions > Health > Health policy > Rights of the individual > Freedom of self-determination > Euthanasia
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Concept of Suicide

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Social Questions > Health > Health policy > Social problem > Suicide
Social Questions > Health > Health policy > Demography > Mortality > Suicide
Social Questions > Health > Health policy > Rights of the individual > Freedom of self-determination > Euthanasia > Suicide
Social Questions > Health > Health policy > Rights of the individual > Freedom of self-determination > Suicide
Social Questions > Health > Health policy > Social life > Death > Suicide

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