A new law has been passed in Italy giving severely ill people the right to refuse treatment that would prolong their lives.
The legislation passed
The case of Fabiano Antoniani has reignited the debate about assisted suicide in Italy.
An Italian DJ commits assisted suicide in Switzerland as MPs in Rome once again delay talks on a 'living will' law.
In September, a 17-year old became the first child to be euthanised under Belgian law.
The veteran anti-apartheid campaigner is backing assisted dying for terminally ill people, which is opposed by his own Anglican church.
It is the first time rules adopted in Belgium in 2014 have been applied. They allow for the doctor-assisted deaths of minors with incurable conditions.
Marieke Vervoort was named Paralympian of the year in both 2012 and 2015, but that’s not what the media were focussing on ahead of the Belgian’s arrival in Rio.
Marieke Vervoort told reporters after winning silver in the 400m wheelchair race that she's not ready yet for euthanasia.
“Death is like a wall.
Germany’s parliament has voted to criminalise organisations that take payment for assisting patients to terminate their lives.
It follows the
MPs have rejected plans for a right to die in England and Wales in their first vote on the issue in almost 20 years. In a free vote in the Commons
The row over whether French tetraplegic, Vincent Lambert, should be allowed to live or die has reached a new impasse, with doctors deciding he should
The European Court of Human Rights has upheld a decision by France's highest legal body to allow doctors take a man, in a coma since 2008, off life support.
French MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the deep sleep bill. The draft law would allow terminally ill patients to opt for a deep sedation until they die.
French legislators have started debating a draft law which could take the country a step closer to legalising euthanasia. It’s brought campaigners
In a unanimous decision, Canada's Supreme Court has reversed a ruling it made in 1993
A male nurse in Germany has admitted killing around 30 patients who were critically ill or in intensive care, a psychological expert has told a court
Belgian doctors have denied a convicted murderer and rapist the right to die. Fifty-two-year-old Frank van den Bleeken is serving a life sentence for
French MPs have submitted a report to the President on end of life care that stops short of euthanasia. The proposals allow the right to ‘continuous
The number of so-called “suicide tourists” travelling to Switzerland to end their lives has doubled over a four-year period, according to a study