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Worldwide possibilities for aid in dying

An excel-overview of laws, lawsuits and law proposals concerning end of life options worldwide, can be found here.

Aid in Dying (see the definition hereis legally allowed in the following jurisdictions: 

  1. Germany (1871) – Assisting in suicide is allowed when done by an individual but prohibited when it is done by an organisation that has the intention to organise repeatedly assisted suicide, as a profession. 
    In 2020 the Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) declared the German ban on professional assisted suicide unconstitutional. 
  2. Switzerland (1937) – Assisted suicide is, as long as it is not done by selfish motives, just not prohibited by the criminal law of 1937.  
  3. Colombia (1997-lawsuit): Euthanasia is, under conditions, not punishable. Assisted suicide is, strange enough, still forbidden.
  4. VS-Oregon (1997-act): 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): Assisted suicide is, under conditions, allowed. 
  9. VS-Montana (2009-lawsuit): Assisted suicide is, under conditions, not punishable.
  10. VS-Vermont (2013-act): Assisted suicide is, under conditions, allowed. 
  11. Canada (2016-law): As well euthanasia as assisted suicide are, under conditions and done by a physician, allowed.
  12. VS-California (2016-act): Assisted suicide is, under conditions, allowed. 
  13. VS-Colorado (2016-act): Assisted suicide is, under conditions, allowed. 
  14. VS-District of Colombia (2017-act): Assisted suicide is, under conditions, allowed.   
  15. AUS-Victoria (2017-act): Assisted suicide is, under conditions, allowed. 
  16. VS-Hawaii (2019-act): Assisted suicide is, under conditions, allowed. 
  17. VS-New Jersey (2019-act): Assisted suicide is, under conditions, allowed. 
  18. VS-Maine (2019-act): Assisted suicide is, under conditions, allowed. 
  19. AUS-Western Australia (2019-act): Assisted suicide is, under conditions, allowed. 
  20. AUS-Tasmania (2021-act): Assisted suicide is, under conditions, allowed. 
  21. AUS-South Australia (2021-act): Assisted suicide is, under conditions, allowed. 
  22. Spain (2021-law): As well euthanasia as assisted suicide are, under conditions and done by a physician, allowed.

 

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