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EuthanasiaAssisted suicideRefusal of treatmentPalliative careEuthanasiaAssisted suicideRefusal of treatment
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Albania
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Andorra
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Armenia
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Austria
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Belarus
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BelgiumLaw regarding euthanasia2002Penal Code, article 422bis1867Wet betreffende de rechten van de patient2002Wet op palliatieve zorg2002
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Bosnia & Herzegovina
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Bulgaria
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Croatia
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Cyprus
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Czech Republic
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Denmark
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Estonia
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Finland
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FrancePenal Code, article 223-61994Code de la santé publique 1951Code de la santé publique 1951Proposition de loi relative au droit de finir sa vie dans la dignité2009
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Loi relative aux droits des malades et à la fin de vie (1) 2005Article L1110-2
Article L1110-5
Article L1110-5-3
brought by admd to mp's. 2018
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Loi créant de nouveaux droits en faveur des malades et des personnes en fin de vie (1) 2016
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Georgia
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GermanyStrafgesetzbuch, art. 2161998Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Strafbarkeit der geschäftsmäßigen1998
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2015
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Greece
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Hungary
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IcelandIslandia Criminal Code, Art. 2131940Islandia Criminal Code, Art. 2141940Patients' Rights Act1997
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IrelandCriminal Law (Suicide) Act 1993Medical council - Guide to professional conduct and ethics for registered medical practitioners2009High Court Dublin - Fleming v Ireland2013
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ItalyPenal Code, Article 579 1930
Penal Code, Article 580
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Constitution, Article 32
1947http://eutanasialegale.it/ 2012http://www.senato.it/service/PDF/PDFServer/BGT/01013681.pdf2017Welby: Important lawsuit in favor of the right to stop futile therapies
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Codice civile, art. 51942Civil Code, Article 5 c.c.1942http://www.senato.it/leg/17/BGT/Schede/Ddliter/42154.htm 2014Englaro: Important lawsuit in favor of the right to stop futile therapies2009
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https://www.associazionelucacoscioni.it/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Testo-di-legge-approvato.pdf2017http://www.senato.it/leg/17/BGT/Schede/Ddliter/44164.htm2014
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Legge sul testamento biologico2018
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Kazakhstan
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Latvia
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Liechtenstein
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Lithuania
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LuxembourgLoi sur l'euthanasie et l'assistance au suicide2009Loi sur l'euthanasie et l'assistance au suicide2009Loi relative aux soins palliatifs, à la directive anticipée et à l'accompagnement en fin de vie et modifiant2009
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Macedonia
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Malta
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Moldova
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Monaco
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Montenegro
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the NetherlandsLaw - Dutch version2001Law - Dutch version2001Constitution, articles 10 & 11
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Law - English version2001Law - English version2001Civil code, article 7:450 and furtherRegulation palliative care2007
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NorwayAlmindelig borgerlig Straffelov (Straffeloven) Lov om straff (straffeloven) The Patients Rights Act - Section 4-91999If good pain relief is not possible deep sedation can be an option.
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The General Civil Penal Code1902Pasientrettighetsloven §4-91999
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Poland
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Portugal
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Romania
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Russia
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San Marino
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Serbia
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Slovakia
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Slovenia
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Spain
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Sweden
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SwitzerlandSwiss Penal Code, Article 1141937Swiss Penal Code, Article 1151937Haas; Gross2011; 2013
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SAMW Guidelines
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Turkey
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Ukraine
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UK Suicide Act 1961The Patient (Assisted Dying) Bill 2003
2003Nicklinson 2014
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Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill [HL]2004 - 2006Noel Conway2018
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The Coroners and Justice Bill 2008–20092008 - 2009
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Assisted Dying Bill2014
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Rob Marris Assisted Dying Bill2015
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UK
Scotland
Adults with Incapacity Act 2000End of Life Assistance Bill2010
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General Medical Council - Consent: patients and doctors making decisions together2008Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill2015
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UK
Northern Ireland
No legal provision for someone else to consent to treatment on behalf of patients without capacity. Decision-making for patients without capacity is governed by the common law, which requires that decisions must be made in a patient’s best interests.
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UK
England & Wales
Mental Capacity Act2005
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UK
Falkland islands
https://www.worldrtd.net/news/falkland-islands-become-first-overseas-british-territory-vote-support-assisted-dying2018
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