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Belgium is among a few countries that allow doctors to kill patients at their request, and one of two that allow it for people with a mental illness.
Euthanasia is legal in Belgium and the athlete had announced her intentions after the Rio Games in 2016 to follow that path if her condition worsened.
The constitutional court was asked to examine the case of Fabiano Antoniani, aka DJ Fabo, a music producer, left tetraplegic and blind by a traffic accident five years ago.
Euronews examines the regulations of euthanasia and assisted suicide in the European Union.
The unnamed doctor performed euthanasia on the 74-year-old as she had previously made a living will asking for it if her condition deterioated
A landmark trial in the Netherlands looks at what to do with dementia patients who have previously stated their wish to die under certain conditions but might have changed their minds later.
A Dutch teenager who has detailed her struggles with sexual assault, depression, and anorexia has died at home but reports of 'euthanasia' incorrect.
Woman's will called for Emma, a healthy Shih Tzu mix, to be put down.
Ángel Hernández was arrested in Madrid on homicide charges after he helped his terminally ill wife to end her life. He filmed the event as proof.
The issue has divided the country pitching politics against faith.
If the Channel island approves legalising euthanasia it will be the first region of the British Isles to do so
Euthanasia — or assisted dying — is currently illegal in Spain but lawmakers have approved a motion to debate a bill which would make it legal to cause or help cause the 'painless' death of people in certain cases.
David Goodall's death on Thursday (May 10) has reignited a debate about assisted-dying laws.
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104-year-old David Goodall has landed in Switzerland ahead of his planned euthanasia this week
David Goodall has reignited a national euthanasia debate by seeking to put an end to his life even though he has no terminal illness.
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.
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