Euthanasia, 20 years later

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Thematic : End of life / Euthanasia and assisted suicide

Files - Belgium

Published on : 07/07/2022

Author / Source : L. Vanbellingen

On 28 May 2002, Belgium became the second country to decriminalise euthanasia, i.e. the act of "intentionally ending a person's life at the latter's request" because of his state of health.

After twenty years of applying the Belgian law on euthanasia, and given the current critical debates on the subject, it is essential to take stock of the practice of euthanasia in Belgium and draw some perspectives on its recent and future developments.


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