Beyond Europe

Beyond Europe

Beyond Europe, assisted suicide is legal in only three jurisdictions: Oregon, Washington and Vermont - all US states. The experiences of these states, and of those jurisdictions where efforts are being made in both legislatures and in the courts to provide for assisted suicide and euthanasia (notably in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand), are of significant interest to campaigners in Europe.

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New defeat in Connecticut for assisted suicide/euthanasia

New defeat in Connecticut for assisted suicide/euthanasia

Connecticut has become the latest New England state of the US to reject assisted suicide/euthanasia legislation.
Following New Hampshire and Massachusetts just recently, disability advocates helped the state's Public Health Committee understand the realities of such legislation for elder abuse and the particular dangers disabled people face.

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Tasmania rejects euthanasia bill

Tasmania rejects euthanasia bill

Bill to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide defeated in the Australian state's legislature

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Court victories in Canada

Court victories in Canada

Two huge court victories in British Columbia and Ontario thwart legalisation of euthanasia in Canada

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