Euthanasia in the Netherlands: A Liberal Interpretation of the Law

Euthanasia in the Netherlands: A Liberal Interpretation of the Law

The European Institute of Bioethics has evaluated the new medical code regarding Euthanasia, recently published by the regional euthanasia commissions in the Netherlands. This text explains how legal criteria relating to euthanasia must be interpreted, and reveals the...
Euthanasia in the Netherlands: Another Transgression

Euthanasia in the Netherlands: Another Transgression

Ever since the Netherlands became the 1st country in the world to decriminalize euthanasia 16 years ago, the requests for euthanasia have been steadily rising. As chairman of the Regional Euthanasia Review Committees Dr. Jacob Kohnstamm, even speaks of it...
Euthanasia in the Netherlands

Euthanasia in the Netherlands

Historically, the Netherlands was the first European country to decriminalize euthanasia and assisted suicide by a law passed in 2001. The number of individuals who have been euthanized has grown steadily every year, constituting a worrisome cultural shift, which is...
New Cases of Sperm Donor Abuse in Holland

New Cases of Sperm Donor Abuse in Holland

Twenty-three Dutch individuals, conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) during the 1980’s, have filed suit against Jan Karbaat, the late head of a sperm bank near Rotterdam, suspecting him of donating his own sperm and being their biological father.  Jan...
Euthanasia still on the rise in the Netherlands in 2016

Euthanasia still on the rise in the Netherlands in 2016

The regional commission in the Netherlands has just published its annual report disclosing the official number of euthanasia cases for 2016. Showing another increase of 10%, the number of cases has tripled since it was decriminalized in 2002. In 2016, there were 6091...