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Jurisdictions with legalised Voluntary Assisted Dying

 

Various forms of Voluntary Assisted Dying have been approved in the following states and nations:

  • Switzerland   l940
  • Oregon USA  1994
  • Northern Territory Australia 1995 (effectively in nullified 1997)
  • Colombia  l997
  • The Netherlands  2002
  • Belgium  2002
  • Washington USA  2008
  • Luxembourg   2009
  • Montana USA   2009 (court ruling only)
  • England & Wales  2010 (prosecution policy statement)
  • Vermont USA  2014
  • Quebec  2015
  • California USA  2015
  • Canada  2016 (details pending)

Each law has its own limits, rules and guidelines. (Montana’s is not a law; it is a court ruling.)

All but Switzerland forbid  foreigners this type of help to die.

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updated 7 Oct ’15