Euthanasia and Suicide

French State Council: Dr. Bonnemaison appeals to be reinstated

On 13 September 2017, the public rapporteur for the French State Council recommended refusing Dr. Nicolas Bonnemaison’s appeal, who contested having his license revoked from the Order of Physicians. As an emergency physician, Nicolas Bonnemaison was originally removed...

Euthanasia: Isn’t there more than one viewpoint?

The media have widely broadcast the viewpoints of a woman with a degenerative disease requesting euthanasia, whereas another woman has requested that viewpoints on this sensitive subject be treated in an equal manner. Anne Bert, a 59-year old woman who has been...

The Vincent Lambert Affair: chronology of events

  29 September 2008: At the age of 32, Vincent Lambert was plunged into a deep coma by a serious car accident. Hospitalised at the re-animation unit at the Hospital complex of Chalons-en-Champagne, he woke to a so-called “poorly relational” state. July 2011:...

Canada: 1 year after Legalizing Euthanasia

One year after « Medical Assistance in Dying “(MAID) was legalized in Canada, a number of emblematic cases have occurred and have led to the first requests for extending the scope of the law. On June 17, 2016, a federal bill known as C-14 was passed in Canada, which...

Belgium: 15 years After Legalizing Euthanasia

May 28, 2017 marked the 15th anniversary of the law legalizing euthanasia in Belgium. According to the official data from their Federal Control Commission, euthanasia was performed on 14,753 individuals between 2002 and 2016. The objective of this publication is to...

Euthanasia: Nursing Assistant Receives 25-Year Prison Term

On May 24th, the Criminal Court in the region of Savoie (French Alps) rendered its verdict for Ludivine Chambet, whose trial was held from 9th to 23rd May in Chambery.    Ludivine Chambet, who is accused of having poisoned 13 elderly patients, has been sentenced to 25...