Category «Euthanasia by country»

Euthanasia in Switzerland

The euthanasia in Switzerland is legally authorized under conditions defined by law. The Federal Authorities of the Swiss Confederation summarize the situation as follows 1 : “In Switzerland , the assisted suicide is not punishable, provided that it does not respond to a selfish motive. This liberal regulation makes it possible both to protect human …

Euthanasia in the Netherlands

In 2001, the Netherlands decriminalized the euthanasia and assisted suicide . They remain officially still a crime for people practicing it on others, but the law codified a moratorium twenty years ago [ref.Necessary] not to prosecute physicians who had practiced euthanasia in specific circumstances and cases. The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports  (en) says …

Euthanasia in Colombia

The euthanasia in Colombia is regulated by the Resolution n o 1216 of 20 April 2015. On 3 July the same year, Colombia recorded the first case of legal euthanasia with the death of Ovidio González, father of cartoonist Julio César González alias Matador . History In 1997, an individual challenged the fact that euthanasia, …