Belgium grants right to die to convicted rapist-killer

In a first, the Belgian justice ministry Tuesday granted a convicted rapist and murderer the right to die.

British Lords hold ten-hour debate on assisted dying

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Family battle over euthanasia for quadriplegic in French court

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.

Belgian MPs set to vote on euthanasia for children

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

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

Canada agrees to hear appeal in right-to-die case

Canada`s highest court said on Thursday it will hear an appeal in a case that could grant terminally ill people the right to assisted suicide.

Germany building memorial for 300,000 Nazi `euthanasia` victims

Germany is building a memorial for 300,000 people murdered by the Nazis for having mental and physical disabilities or chronic illnesses.

Belgium moves closer to euthanasia for minors

Euthanasia is currently legal only for those aged 18 but experts have told Parliament that in practice euthanasia on children was already taking place.

UK denies right-to-die legal challenge

Tony Nicklinson had a stroke in 2005 that left him unable to speak or move below his neck.

Help me or kill me: Acid attack victim to govt

An appalling story of a 27-year-old girl named Sonali Mukherjee, who was severely injured in an acid attack nine years back has come to light.

TN: Mother seeks daughter’s mercy killing

In a heart-rending plea to authorities, a middle-aged woman has sought euthanasia for her 14-year-old cerebral palsy-affected daughter.

Govt unlikely to make law on euthanasia issue

SC judgement had asked 21 HCs to follow guidelines before giving approval for withdrawal of life support medicines and systems to brain dead patients.

Euthanasia case can proceed: UK court

A British judge ruled that a severely disabled man who wants to end his "intolerable" life should be allowed to do so.

AP woman seeks mercy killing for paralysed son

Unable to take care of her invalid son due to poverty, a 64-year-old woman in Andhra Pradesh has sought euthanasia for him -- a 36-year-old graduate in aeronautical science.