Several studies have been released over the last twelve years to estimate the number of euthanasia requests in France. These studies are sometimes quoted in the current debate on the end of life and its legal framework.
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Portugal – Euthanasia: The Portuguese Parliament Have Adopted a Constitutionally Controversial Law
On Friday 9th October 2022, the Portuguese parliament voted for the 3rd time on a law to legalise euthanasia, which has every chance of being referred to the Constitutional Council due to its particularly extensive conditions.
Surrogacy: The Court of Appeal Confirms the Disconnection of a Commercial Site
In a ruling given on 24th November, the Court of Appeal confirmed the obligation for the OVH host to disconnect from France a Spanish commercial web site offering gestational surrogacy services (GPA), which are prohibited in France.
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Vigilance on the Semantics
According to Le Figaro newspaper, Erik Orsenna, the member of the French Academy has been mandated to explain the vocabulary used for the end of life with publication of the first items in early December 2022 to correspond with the launch of the “citizens’ convention”.
Advance Directives, Benefits and Limitations
Introduced by the “End of life” law in April 2005, the so-called Leonetti law, the system of advance directives was reinforced and specified in 2016, by the second “End of life” law, so-called “Claeys Leonetti” law.
New CCNE notice: Rethinking Healthcare System Based on Ethics
Following the publication in September of a notice opening the door to the legalisation of euthanasia and assisted suicide, the CCNE (Comité Consultatif National d’Ethique) has just issued a new notice, number 140, headed “Rethinking Healthcare System Based on Ethics”.