Belgium grants prisoner’s request for euthanasia
A decision which raises many questions.
Having a laugh at euthanasia
A new Israeli film attempts to offer a humorous look at euthanasia.
Berlin opens memorial to euthanasia victims
It is striking piece of modern architecture: a 30-metre-long wall of blue glass in the open air near the Berlin Philharmonic.
Is fear of nursing homes a reason for Dutch euthanasia?
A Dutch euthanasia clinic is being investigated for helping an elderly woman to die because she did not want to live in a nursing home.
What students think about conscientious objection
An revealing new study published in the Journal of Medical Ethics examines the attitudes of medical students towards conscientious objection.
Who is most vulnerable?
A fascinating article in the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy argues that rich white men are also vulnerable to euthanasia.
Euthanasia could be option for poor, says Lithuanian health minister
The new health minister is making waves by backing a discussion of euthanasia.
Nitschke suspended from medical register
Australian euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke has been suspended from the medical register as an investigation continues into his involvement in the death of a 45 year old Australian man.
UK assisted dying bill: the case against
A number of Lords declared that the bill was dangerous.
UK assisted dying bill: the case for
Excerpts from passionate speeches by some members of the Britain's upper house of Parliament.
A novel idea for decreasing euthanasia rates
A group of five academics from Switzerland and the UK have come up with a novel idea to keep the incidence of euthanasia from rising rapidly.
Distelmans under fire over Auschwitz trip
Belgium’s foremost practitioner of euthanasia who is also the head of the government euthanasia regulator has become collateral damage in the debate across the Channel.
Euthanasia back on the boil in France
Euthanasia is once more on the front page of French newspapers with two high-profile case in the courts.
US polls send mixed signals on assisted suicide
“Most Americans Are Totally Fine With Euthanasia” was the headline this week in Time magazine over a report on a recent Gallup poll.
Scottish rights groups back right to die for children
Taking their cue from Belgium, Scottish groups have tentatively backed voluntary euthanasia for children with terminal illnesses.
Belgian deacon arrested over 40 deaths in hospital
News that a Catholic deacon may have euthanased 40 patients has reset the benchmark for weirdness.
Quebec legalises euthanasia
Quebec has become the first Canadian province to legalise euthanasia. Bill 52 easily passed in the National Assembly by a vote of 94 to 22.
Quebec on verge of legalising euthanasia
The governing Liberal Party and the other three major parties have taken the unusual step of backing a quick vote on the bill in the new parliamentary term.
Five Belgians euthanased every day in 2013
The number of cases of euthanasia in Belgium in 2013 rose by 26.8% over the previous year. Five people died of euthanasia every day.
Study tour of Auschwitz outrages Jewish organisation
News that the chairman of the Belgian government’s euthanasia control commission has organised a study tour of Auschwitz has outraged a leading Jewish organisation.
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