Laws, surveys, protagonists

End of Life Law: implementing decrees published

On August 5, 2016, the Official Journal published two decrees and a decision dated August 3 which provide clarification regarding “deep and continuous sedation until death” and on the advance directives, such as those provided for by the February 2, 2016 law on the...

Canada’s euthanasia bill: overstepping broader extremes

On Friday June 17, 2016 the Canadian Parliament voted a law for medically assisted dying, legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide in a widely encompassing manner, and seen as worrisome for those who defend the most vulnerable individuals. Known under the title...

Canada: Worrisome Bill C-14 on Euthanasia

On Thursday April 14, the federal government introduced an act on « active help in dying », hastened by the one-year limit to formulate a position after the Supreme Court judgment which ordered decriminalization of euthanasia. Whereas the federal government could have...

Netherlands: official report against extending euthanasia

In The Netherlands, a report studying individuals who « are tired of living » has just been submitted to the government, concluding that euthanasia should not be extended to this type of situation. The debate in The Netherlands is currently focused of cases of...