Euthanasia and Suicide

Suicides in France: Improve Understanding to Improve Prevention

On February 5, 2019 to mark the national day dedicated to preventing suicide, the French public health agency published several well-documented articles on suicide and attempted suicides in France over the past several years. High suicide rate in France According to...

Euthanasia in the Netherlands: A Liberal Interpretation of the Law

The European Institute of Bioethics has evaluated the new medical code regarding Euthanasia, recently published by the regional euthanasia commissions in the Netherlands. This text explains how legal criteria relating to euthanasia must be interpreted, and reveals the...

Reports of Hasty Use and Misuse of Euthanasia in Quebec

An unprecedented study published in the British Journal of Medical Ethics, denounces the misuse and easy access to what is euphemistically called “Medical Aid in Dying” (MAiD), which in reality implies resorting to euthanasia and assisted suicide in Quebec. The...

World Medical Association Strongly Opposed to Euthanasia

The World Medical Association * (WMA) remains strongly opposed to euthanasia and assisted suicide. Under pressure from the Netherlands and Canada, (the rare countries which have legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide), the WMA Executive Council held meetings...

Euthanasia in Belgium: 98 Advance Directives Rescinded

In Belgium the Dutch-language newspapers: “De Standaard”, “Het Nieuwsblad” and “Gazet van Antwerpen” have recently published statistics for 2016-2017 for rescinding requests for euthanasia. Ninety-eight citizens withdrew their signatures for advance directives for...

Euthanasia in Belgium: Control Commission’s Report for 2016-2017

On July 17th, the Federal Control Commission for Euthanasia in Belgium submitted its biannual report to Parliament, again revealing a sharp increase in officially reported cases. According to the Federal Control Commission for Evaluating Euthanasia (“CFCEE”), in 2016...