Legalization of Euthanasia in the Netherlands

Jochemsen, Henk
March 2001
Issues in Law & Medicine;Spring2001, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p285
Academic Journal
Presents the proposal for a law on the legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide in the Netherlands accepted by the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament on November 28, 2000. Provisions contained in the proposal; Objections raised against the proposal for legal euthanasia; Implications of the proposed legalization of euthanasia.


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