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Legalising Euthanasia: What we can learn from the Netherlands

Source: European Christian Political Movement via

The legalization of euthanasia is increasingly a topic for discussion in countries across Europe. During these discussions, references are often made to the Netherlands, the first country in the world that legalized euthanasia. 

In order to ensure that policy makers and other parties can make informed decisions about euthanasia issues in their countries, this publication provides a historical overview, a description of the current state of affairs and an analysis of Dutch euthanasia practice. Thereby, it shows which lessons can be learned from the Netherlands.

This publication is the result of a collaboration between the ECPM, an organization with years of political experience, and the NPV-Zorg voor het leven, a Dutch organization that has built up years of expertise in bioethical reflection around this theme.

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