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Advice published on Dutch Completed Life Bill

The Dutch Council of State has finally released its report on the Dutch Completed Life Bill. The report says the bill is not yet good enough. It needs more safeguards to establish that people are really eligible to end their lives.

The Dutch bill aims to facilitate older (> 75 years), people who consider their own lives to be complete, to end their lives with help of professional attendants. The bill was submitted by the social-liberal party (D66) in July 2020. The report of the Council of State was already written in December 2020. However, the advice was only published on Friday May 20.

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