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JUL 17, 2014 - The Guardian

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Euthanasia and assisted suicide laws around the world

On Friday the House of Lords will debate a bill on assisted dying. See how other countries have legislated on the issueIn April 2002, the Netherlands became the first country to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide. It imposed a strict set of conditions: the patient must be suffering unbearable pain, their illness must be incurable, and the demand must be made in "full consciousness" by the patient. In 2010, 3,136 people were given a lethal cocktail under medical supervision. Continue reading...

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