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Hungary: 46 year-old lawyer turns to European Court of Human Rights

Hungarian lawyer Dániel Karsai, 46, who was diagnosed with ALS in August of 2022 has turned to the European Court of Human Rights to let him die in dignity. Hungary has a ban on end-of-life decisions and pursues those who help patients to seek end-of-life options abroad. ALS is a motor-neuron disease that leaves mental ability intact but gradually causes the muscles to atrophy leading to paralysis until the respiratory functions cease.

Mr. Karsai argues that Hungary’s ban is a violation of basic human rights which prolongs suffering. He hopes that the case brought before the European Court of Human Rights will lead to greater discussion on end-of-life decisions.

The court will hold a public trial on November 28th.

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