French ethics committee passes euthanasia proposal


Western Europe

Activists of the Association for the Right to Die in Dignity (ADMD) protest in support of euthanasia in Paris. Photo AFP, Kenzo Tribouillard

The National Consultative Ethics Committee (CCNE) thinks it is possible to allow self-determined dying ethically. On Tuesday, it ruled that there is “an ethical application of active assistance in dying” under strict conditions. The ruling means that the French government can go ahead with the drafting of new legislation concerning the end of life.