Euthanasia, 20 years later

Author / Source : Published on : Thematic : End of life / Euthanasia and assisted suicide Files Temps de lecture : 11 min.


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.

Temps de lecture : 10 min. Download