On 4th October, the European Court of Human Rights passed judgement in a case opposing a Belgian citizen, Mr. Tom Mortier and the Kingdom of Belgium, concerning the euthanasia performed on his mother on 19th April 2012.
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The Contentious Case of Euthanasia in Canada: The Concerns of Human Rights Experts and the Handicapped
In early October 2022, the CBC news daily reported the sad story of a young woman in Manitoba, suffering from ALS who resolved to apply for euthanasia due to the unavailability of home care.
Abortion in Spain: Private Clinics Sentenced by the Supreme Court for Misleading Advertising
Last September, the Spanish Supreme Court confirmed the sentence by the Oviedo Court, condemning ACAI for misleading advertising. ACAI (Asociacion de Clinicas Acreditadas para la Interrupcion Voluntaria del Embarazo) is a group of some thirty private clinics, approved for conducting abortions.
Continuous Sedation Till Death: 3 questions for Olivier Jonquet, Emeritus Professor of Intensive-Care and Resuscitation Medicine
The term deep and continuous sedation maintained until death, first appeared in law dated 2nd February 2016, which established new rights for the sick and people at their end-of-life. The law is intended to control situations in which this procedure is liable to be used.
Euthanasia in Canada: The Legitimate Concerns Regarding the Slippery Slope
Tom Koch, the research scientist specializing in ethics has studied how the situation of medical termination, which covers euthanasia and assisted suicide, has evolved in Canada since its legalization in 2016.
Current State of Health in France
An annual report on the health status of the French population has just been published by the “DREES”, the National Directorate of Research, Studies, Evaluation and Statistics.