Belgium


A peek behind Belgium’s euthanasia curtain

Michael Cook | 08 February 2016
More than five years after their sister died, two women go public.

Should people be denied choices at the end of life?

Paul Russell | 29 January 2016
Choice, safeguards, and a loaded question.

Archbishop forces showdown over Belgian euthanasia law

Paul Russell | 03 January 2016
New prelate says that euthanasia may not take place in Catholic nursing homes.

Belgian MP calls for a review of the euthanasia law

Paul Russell | 14 December 2015
Safeguards are meaningless, she claims.

Belgian doctors call for end to euthanasia for mental suffering

Ariane Bazan , Willem Lemmens and Gertrudis Van de Vijver | 10 December 2015
In an open letter 65 philosophers, psychiatrists and psychologists lament "death as therapy".

Surely you’re joking, Mr Denton

Tom Mortier | 04 November 2015
An Australian media personality ignores the facts about euthanasia

Doctor still knows best

Michael Cook | 04 November 2015
An expert on Belgian euthanasia evades difficult questions.

“Unbearable suffering” questioned in documentary on Belgian euthanasia

Michael Cook | 21 September 2015
85-year-old woman euthanised for grief before the camera.

Reviving the slippery slope

Michael Cook | 17 August 2015
A leading American bioethicist admits that he is worried by euthanasia in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Belgium’s euthanasia establishment hisses back

Paul Russell | 30 June 2015
When Tom Mortier complained about his mother's death, he learned how entrenched euthanasia is.

The Economist backs Belgian model of euthanasia

Michael Cook | 29 June 2015
A new editor takes a familiar line: autonomy solves everything.

Life? I’m not really that into it any more

Michael Cook | 23 June 2015
Healthy 24-year-old Belgian woman asks for euthanasia.

This man will die from a lethal injection where they do it best. In Belgium

Michael Cook | 22 September 2014
A prisoner is escaping life in jail by requesting euthanasia.

Belgium’s euthanasia law challenged

Michael Cook | 04 September 2014
Son of euthanased patient alleges conflict of interest.

Deacon arrested over Belgian euthanasia deaths

Paul Russell | 06 June 2014
Breaking news from a number of sources says that Belgian police have charged a 57-year-old man with 10 cases of illegal euthanasia.

Why would a euthanasia practitioner tour Auschwitz?

Kevin Fitzpatrick and Tom Mortier | 15 May 2014
Belgium's foremost booster and chair of the national regulator has organised a tour.

Belgium: accelerating down the slippery slope

Michael Cook | 13 April 2014
Involuntary euthanasia of patients in intensive care has become acceptable medical treatment in Belgium.

Does silence before Belgium’s new euthanasia law mean consent?

Paul Russell | 20 February 2014
What have the dying-with-dignity crowd said about euthanasia for kids? Almost nothing.

Belgium extends euthanasia to children

Paul Russell | 15 February 2014
Sick children can now ask for lethal injections.

Belgium and the majesty of the law

Michael Cook | 05 January 2014
What accounts for the wall of incomprehension about euthanasia in Belgium?

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