In our societies, the voices which insist that everyone must have the right to die with dignity are growing steadily louder, but euthanasia still raises numerous questions and remains highly controversial. Is it a crime or an ultimate from of care? Can one person help another to die? And what about palliative care? What criteria should govern decisions to terminate or prolong life? Does euthanasia violate the European Convention on Human Rights?
The first volume studies the ethical and human issues raised by the debate on euthanasia. A second will present various national viewpoints and report on current thinking at pan-European level.