Cátedra UNESCO de Bioética



"Public prosecutor questions new euthanasia code for doctors"


The public prosecution department and regional euthanasia review committees which monitor compliance are embroiled in a dispute about the rules for carrying out euthanasia in the Netherlands, Trouw reported on Tuesday, citing confidential correspondence.

The dispute, the paper said, centres on deciding who has the last word about euthanasia – the courts or the committees – and about how far doctors can go to help someone to die who is no longer able to ask for it.