Canada’s euthanasia bill: overstepping broader extremes

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...
Netherlands: euthanasia cases still on the rise

Netherlands: euthanasia cases still on the rise

The annual report from the regional euthanasia surveillance committees in the Netherlands for 2015 was published last week. This report reveals that 5,516 individuals died from euthanasia or assisted suicide, thus 4% of the 147,010 deaths registered for that year....
Canada: Worrisome Bill C-14 on Euthanasia

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...
Switzerland notes a sharp rise in assisted suicides in 2015

Switzerland notes a sharp rise in assisted suicides in 2015

The association Exit on the Germanic part of Switzerland (the cantons who speak German) published a report of its’ activity on March 1, 2016; revealing an increase of 30% in the number of assisted suicides performed in 2015, where 782 deaths were provoked. The report...

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...
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