The information below has been compiled by Laura De Vito (lawyer of Dutch RtD Society NVVE and assistent webmaster for the Worldfederation). She has collected (and is still collecting!) laws, lawsuits and law proposals concerning end of life options worldwide. If you search for:

  • An overview of these, with links to the legal source (in an Excel sheet), click here
  • A description of the legal situation by country (in a Word document), click here

These links go to documents that are “work in progress”.  So regular visits to see if changes have happened is advised.

Comments and additions are welcome and can be sent to

See the full legal overview in our worldmap.