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British Lords hold ten-hour debate on assisted dying

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 06:22

Members of Britain`s unelected House of Lords have spent almost ten hours discussing whether to legalise assisted dying, in an often emotional debate putting the question back on the agenda, if not on the statute books.

SC issues notice to states, UTs on plea on passive euthanasia

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 16:17

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to states and Union Territories on a plea for legalising passive euthanasia by allowing a person in a vegetative condition to die by withdrawing life support even the Centre strongly opposed the petition saying it is a form of suicide which cannot be allowed in the country.

SC issues notices to states, UTs on legalising passive euthanasia

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 04:20

Hearing a plea on allowing euthanasia for people who are terminally ill and have slim chances of survival, the Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notices to all states and Union Territories.

Legalising euthanasia be left for Parliament to debate, decide: Centre

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 21:51

The Centre on Tuesday opposed in the Supreme Court the plea for legalising passive euthanasia by allowing a person in vegetative condition to die by withdrawing life-support systems, saying such issues should be debated and decided in Parliament and not by court.

French mercy killing doctor acquitted after emotional trial

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 15:03

A French doctor whose emotionally charged trial over the deaths of seven terminally-ill patients gripped a country where euthanasia is illegal was acquitted Wednesday to thunderous applause in the courtroom.

France reopens euthanasia debate with right-to-die ruling

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 20:24

France`s top administrative court ruled on Tuesday that doctors should be allowed to take a tetraplegic man off life support after nearly six years in a coma, siding with his wife in a case that has revived a debate about euthanasia.

Jayalalithaa sets up medical panel for comatose woman

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 14:57

oming to the aid of a 34-year-old comatose woman days after her husband pleaded for euthanasia for her, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday announced setting up of a special medical team to take care of the patient and Rs five lakh finanicial assistance to the family.

Legalising euthanasia: SC refers matter to constitution bench

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 07:13

The Supreme Court on Tuesday referred the issue of legalising euthanasia to a five-judge Constitution bench in response to a PIL on allowing a person not to continue with artificial medical support.

Family battle over euthanasia for quadriplegic in French court

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 02:48

France`s highest civil court Thursday began hearing the case of a battle between family members over ending the life of a 38-year-old quadriplegic in a vegetative state.

Belgium endorses law on children euthanasia

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 01:59

Belgium on Thursday endorsed new "right-to-die" legislation, which makes it the first country to allow euthanasia for terminally ill children of any age.

Belgian MPs set to vote on euthanasia for children

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 23:06

Terminally ill children are set to win the right to die in Belgium when lawmakers vote on Thursday to extend a decade-old law allowing euthanasia for adults after months of often heated public debate.

SC reserves verdict on voluntary passive euthanasia

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 21:04

The issue of voluntary passive euthanasia was debated extensively before the Supreme Court which on Tuesday reserved its order on it.