Euthanasia and Suicide

Suicide in France: 3rd Official Report

Established on September 9, 2013, the French National Suicide Observatory (“ONS”) recently published their 3rd report entitled “Ethical issues in suicide prevention, the specific case of teenage suicide “. Published on February 5, 2018 the report declares...

Controversy in Belgium over “illicit” euthanasia

In Belgium a disputable case of euthanasia recently made the headlines when a patient, with dementia, was given a lethal injection by his doctor. The physician thus acted in violation of the 2002 Euthanasia Act, without having either the patient’s consent or a second...

Euthanasia in the Netherlands

Historically, the Netherlands was the first European country to decriminalize euthanasia and assisted suicide by a law passed in 2001. The number of individuals who have been euthanized has grown steadily every year, constituting a worrisome cultural shift, which is...

UN: Human Rights Committee Promotes Abortion and Euthanasia

An important meeting of the UN Human Rights Committee was held at the beginning of November 2017 in Geneva. The experts’ discussion was centered on a report which intends to interpret the fundamental right to life to include facilitating access to abortion and...