Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Death and dying http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Legislation on "Right-to-die with Dignity" Introduced in Quebec http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403621_text Death and dying - On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403621_text Global Legal Monitor: Netherlands: Citizens Group Seeks New Right to Die http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403034_text Death and dying - On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights The House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer) of the Dutch Parliament held a plenary session on March 8, 2012, concerning a citizen's initiative on euthanasia. The group Out of Free Will submitted the "Completed Life" initiative. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403034_text Global Legal Monitor: China: Case of Assisted Suicide Stirs Euthanasia Debate http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402784_text Death and dying - On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights The House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer) of the Dutch Parliament held a plenary session on March 8, 2012, concerning a citizen's initiative on euthanasia. The group Out of Free Will submitted the "Completed Life" initiative. The In May 2011, the People's Court of Longnan County, in China's Jiangxi Province, sentenced Zhong Yichun, an elderly farmer, to two years' imprisonment for assisting his friend Zeng Qianxiang to commit suicide. Zhong was convicted of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 17 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402784_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: Provisions on "Do Not Resuscitate" Orders Amended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402518_text Death and dying - On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights The House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer) of the Dutch Parliament held a plenary session on March 8, 2012, concerning a citizen's initiative on euthanasia. The group Out of Free Will submitted the "Completed Life" initiative. The In May 2011, the People's Court of Longnan County, in China's Jiangxi Province, sentenced Zhong Yichun, an elderly farmer, to two years' imprisonment for assisting his friend Zeng Qianxiang to commit suicide. Zhong was convicted of On January 26, 2011, an amendment to Taiwan's Hospice Palliative Care Act was promulgated. The most significant change is that the amended law enables doctors to observe, without the need for the original signed document, the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 16 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402518_text Global Legal Monitor: Spain: Bill on Dignified Death http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402498_text Death and dying - On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights The House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer) of the Dutch Parliament held a plenary session on March 8, 2012, concerning a citizen's initiative on euthanasia. The group Out of Free Will submitted the "Completed Life" initiative. The In May 2011, the People's Court of Longnan County, in China's Jiangxi Province, sentenced Zhong Yichun, an elderly farmer, to two years' imprisonment for assisting his friend Zeng Qianxiang to commit suicide. Zhong was convicted of On January 26, 2011, an amendment to Taiwan's Hospice Palliative Care Act was promulgated. The most significant change is that the amended law enables doctors to observe, without the need for the original signed document, the The Government of Spain, through its Ministry of Health, is preparing a new bill on "death with dignity" that is expected to be ready to be submitted to the Council of Ministers by March 2011. (Pajin... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402498_text Global Legal Monitor: Germany: Landmark Euthanasia Ruling http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402074_text Death and dying - On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights The House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer) of the Dutch Parliament held a plenary session on March 8, 2012, concerning a citizen's initiative on euthanasia. The group Out of Free Will submitted the "Completed Life" initiative. The In May 2011, the People's Court of Longnan County, in China's Jiangxi Province, sentenced Zhong Yichun, an elderly farmer, to two years' imprisonment for assisting his friend Zeng Qianxiang to commit suicide. Zhong was convicted of On January 26, 2011, an amendment to Taiwan's Hospice Palliative Care Act was promulgated. The most significant change is that the amended law enables doctors to observe, without the need for the original signed document, the The Government of Spain, through its Ministry of Health, is preparing a new bill on "death with dignity" that is expected to be ready to be submitted to the Council of Ministers by March 2011. (Pajin The Second Criminal Division of the Federal Court of Justice (FCJ), Germany's highest civil court, ruled on June 25, 2010, that in certain cases it is not a criminal offense to terminate the life support system... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 28 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402074_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Montana Supreme Court Holds State Law Permits Physician Assistance of Suicides by Terminally Ill Patients http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401795_text Death and dying - On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights The House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer) of the Dutch Parliament held a plenary session on March 8, 2012, concerning a citizen's initiative on euthanasia. The group Out of Free Will submitted the "Completed Life" initiative. The In May 2011, the People's Court of Longnan County, in China's Jiangxi Province, sentenced Zhong Yichun, an elderly farmer, to two years' imprisonment for assisting his friend Zeng Qianxiang to commit suicide. Zhong was convicted of On January 26, 2011, an amendment to Taiwan's Hospice Palliative Care Act was promulgated. The most significant change is that the amended law enables doctors to observe, without the need for the original signed document, the The Government of Spain, through its Ministry of Health, is preparing a new bill on "death with dignity" that is expected to be ready to be submitted to the Council of Ministers by March 2011. (Pajin The Second Criminal Division of the Federal Court of Justice (FCJ), Germany's highest civil court, ruled on June 25, 2010, that in certain cases it is not a criminal offense to terminate the life support system The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 26 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401795_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: Procedure for Refusal of Treatment by Terminally Ill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401531_text Death and dying - On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights The House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer) of the Dutch Parliament held a plenary session on March 8, 2012, concerning a citizen's initiative on euthanasia. The group Out of Free Will submitted the "Completed Life" initiative. The In May 2011, the People's Court of Longnan County, in China's Jiangxi Province, sentenced Zhong Yichun, an elderly farmer, to two years' imprisonment for assisting his friend Zeng Qianxiang to commit suicide. Zhong was convicted of On January 26, 2011, an amendment to Taiwan's Hospice Palliative Care Act was promulgated. The most significant change is that the amended law enables doctors to observe, without the need for the original signed document, the The Government of Spain, through its Ministry of Health, is preparing a new bill on "death with dignity" that is expected to be ready to be submitted to the Council of Ministers by March 2011. (Pajin The Second Criminal Division of the Federal Court of Justice (FCJ), Germany's highest civil court, ruled on June 25, 2010, that in certain cases it is not a criminal offense to terminate the life support system The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of The Thai press reported on August 21, 2009, that the country's National Health Commission Office had approved a draft directive addressing terminally ill patients' right to refuse treatment that only prolongs life. The document prescribes how... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 28 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401531_text Global Legal Monitor: Luxembourg: Right to Die with Dignity http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540280_text Death and dying - On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights The House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer) of the Dutch Parliament held a plenary session on March 8, 2012, concerning a citizen's initiative on euthanasia. The group Out of Free Will submitted the "Completed Life" initiative. The In May 2011, the People's Court of Longnan County, in China's Jiangxi Province, sentenced Zhong Yichun, an elderly farmer, to two years' imprisonment for assisting his friend Zeng Qianxiang to commit suicide. Zhong was convicted of On January 26, 2011, an amendment to Taiwan's Hospice Palliative Care Act was promulgated. The most significant change is that the amended law enables doctors to observe, without the need for the original signed document, the The Government of Spain, through its Ministry of Health, is preparing a new bill on "death with dignity" that is expected to be ready to be submitted to the Council of Ministers by March 2011. (Pajin The Second Criminal Division of the Federal Court of Justice (FCJ), Germany's highest civil court, ruled on June 25, 2010, that in certain cases it is not a criminal offense to terminate the life support system The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of The Thai press reported on August 21, 2009, that the country's National Health Commission Office had approved a draft directive addressing terminally ill patients' right to refuse treatment that only prolongs life. The document prescribes how In February 2008, the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies adopted the Law on the Right to Die with Dignity. The Law covers both euthanasia and physician-assisted suicides. A physician who performs euthanasia or assists in a suicide... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540280_text