Euthanasia is still a criminal offence in the Netherlands

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6992.1466a (Published 03 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1466

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  1. Joseph O'Neill
  1. Senior registrar in palliative medicine St Luke's Hospice, Sheffield S11 9NE

    EDITOR,—Recently an act of euthanasia was performed in Holland and publicly screened on Dutch and British television.1 The programme did not give the complete story about euthanasia in Holland, and your readers should be aware of the following points.

    Firstly, euthanasia remains a criminal offence in the Netherlands under section 293 of their criminal code.

    Secondly, despite attempted controls by the …

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