There were 24 cases of euthanasia in 2021 and 34 cases in 2022 – a rise of 41.6%. This brings the total number of cases from 2009-2022 to 170. Most cases involved euthanasia by lethal injection, except for four cases of assisted suicide by oral ingestion of a barbiturate.
Euthanasia and assisted suicide been legal in Luxembourg since 2009. The person requesting euthanasia or assisted suicide must have a serious, incurable and irreversible affliction which leads to unbearable physical or mental suffering.