Debate on euthanasia in the Council of Europe

6) 27th April 2004: Euthanasia: report sent back to committee (AFP) « Following a long debate on euthanasia, based on the report by Dick Marty (Switzerland, LDR), the Assembly decided not to vote on the text but instead to refer it back to committee. The parliamentarians gave the Social, Health and Family Affairs Committee a …

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Marty report on euthanasia

Council of Europe

Mr. Dick Marty reports the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on euthanasia. He aims at introducing, in the Countries where they do not exist yet, laws exempting the physicians who help incurable patients put an end to their lives (if they request it) from legal prosecution.