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An excel-overview of laws, lawsuits and law proposals concerning end of life options worldwide, can be found here. This is a document in progress and not up-to-date, feel free to comment! 

Aid in dying (see definition here) in some form is legal in the Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Austria, five of the six states in Australia (Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania, South Australia and Queensland), and in 11 USA states (Oregon, Washington, Vermont, Montana, Colorado, California, District of Columbia, Hawaii, New Jersey, New Mexico and Maine). It differs per country how aid in dying is legalized.  

  1. Germany (1871-act): Assisted suicide is, under conditions, allowed. Euthanasia is strictly forbidden. 
  2. Switzerland (1937-act): Assisted suicide is, under conditions, allowed by the criminal law of 1937. Euthanasia is strictly forbidden. 
  3. Colombia (1997-lawsuit): Euthanasia is, under conditions, not punishable. Assisted suicide is still forbidden. 
  4. VS-Oregon (1997-act): Physician assisted suicide is, under conditions, allowed. 
  5. The Netherlands (2001-law): As well euthanasia as assisted suicide are, under conditions and done by a physician, allowed.
  6. Belgium (2002-law): As well euthanasia as assisted suicide are, under conditions and done by a physician, allowed.
  7. Luxembourg (2009-law): As well euthanasia as assisted suicide are, under conditions and done by a physician, allowed.
  8. VS-Washington (2009-act): Physician assisted suicide is, under conditions, allowed. 
  9. VS-Montana (2009-lawsuit): Physician assisted suicide is, under conditions, not punishable.
  10. Canada (2016-law): Medical aid in dying is allowed. 
  11. VS-Vermont (2013-act): Physician assisted suicide is, under conditions, allowed. 
  12. VS-California (2016-act): Physician assisted suicide is, under conditions, allowed. 
  13. VS-Colorado (2016-act): Physician assisted suicide is, under conditions, allowed. 
  14. VS-District of Columbia (2017-act): Physician assisted suicide is, under conditions, allowed.  
  15. AUS-Victoria (2017-act): Voluntary Assisted Dying is, under conditions, allowed. 
  16. AUS-Western Australia (2019-act): Voluntary Assisted Dying is, under conditions, allowed. 
  17. VS-Hawaii (2019-act): Physician assisted suicide is, under conditions, allowed. 
  18. VS-New Jersey (2019-act): Physician assisted suicide is, under conditions, allowed. 
  19. VS-Maine (2019-act): Physician assisted suicide is, under conditions, allowed. 
  20. New Zealand (2020-law): Assisted dying is, under conditions, allowed. 
  21. AUS-Tasmania (2021-act): Voluntary Assisted Dying is, under conditions, allowed. 
  22. AUS-South Australia (2021-act): Voluntary Assisted Dying is, under conditions, allowed.  
  23. AUS-Queensland (2021-act): Voluntary Assisted Dying is, under conditions, allowed.
  24. Spain (2021-law): As well euthanasia as assisted suicide are, under conditions and done by a physician, allowed.
  25. VS-New Mexico (2021-act): Physician assisted suicide is, under conditions, allowed.  
  26. Austria (2022-law): Assisted suicide is, under conditions, allowed. 

AMERICA

Argentina
Brazil
Canada
– Quebec
Chile
Colombia
Falkland Islands
Mexico
United States
Uruguay

AFRICA

South Africa

EUROPE

Albania
Austria
Belgium
Denmark
France
Germany
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Luxembourg
The Netherlands
Norway
Portugal
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
– Scotland
– Northern Ireland
– England
– Wales

ASIA

China
Hong Kong
Israel
Japan
Taiwan