Euthanasia of minors in Belgium: annulment appeal rejected

Euthanasia of minors in Belgium: annulment appeal rejected

On October 29, 2015, the Belgian Constitutional Council rejected the annulment appeal of the law of February 28, 2014 which authorizes the euthanasia of minors. The appeal was filed at the issue of the vote by the associations Jurivie, Pro Vita and ‘Youth for Live’ as...
Belgium: a case of euthanasia before the Court

Belgium: a case of euthanasia before the Court

A case of euthanasia was submitted to the Court for the first time in 13 years by the Federal control and evaluation commission on the application of the law concerning euthanasia: this case concerns an octogenarian who is not at the end of life. This affair has been...
Survey: Gestational surrogacy not a priority for Belgians

Survey: Gestational surrogacy not a priority for Belgians

While the Belgian Senate has been examining for several months a report concerning gestational surrogacy, a survey by the Institute for Dedicated Research reveals that for the majority of Belgians this question is not a political priority. This survey, sponsored by...
Euthanasia in Belgium: the Control Commission ineffective

Euthanasia in Belgium: the Control Commission ineffective

The federal Commission established to control and evaluate application of the law on euthanasia (for which the mandate expired on October 18, 2015) was not renewed, due to the lack of candidates with all the required conditions. The composition of this commission is...