Euthanasia and Suicide

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...

Nursing Assistant on trial for poisoning 13 elderly patients

The trial for Ludivine Chambet, a 34-year-old nursing assistant opened on May 9, 2017, at the Criminal Court in Chambery. She is accused of having “poisoned” 13 elderly patients between November 2012 and November 2013 at the nursing home where she worked. Ten of the...

Euthanasia still on the rise in the Netherlands in 2016

The regional commission in the Netherlands has just published its annual report disclosing the official number of euthanasia cases for 2016. Showing another increase of 10%, the number of cases has tripled since it was decriminalized in 2002. In 2016, there were 6091...

French Court Orders Hospital to Continue baby Marwa’s treatment

The French Council of State rejected an appeal from Marseilles Public Hospital’s medical team, thus upholding the injunction to continue life-prolonging treatment for 16-month-old baby Marwa, who has been hospitalized here since September 2016, after an aggressive...