Legality of euthanasia around the world

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The legality of euthanasia varies depending on the country. Efforts to change government policies on euthanasia of humans in the 20th and 21st centuries have met limited success in Western countries. Human euthanasia policies have also been developed by a variety of NGOs, most notably medical associations and advocacy organizations.

Euthanasia must not be confused with assisted suicide, which may be legal in certain other jurisdictions.


Country Euthanasia status


Euthanasia status


 Austro-Caldera Illegal Legal While patients may not request euthanasia, they may request physicians not to treat a condition that may lead to death.
 Caphiria Legal Legal Voluntary euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are legal in Caphiria to any patient suffering "unbearably without hope". Two actively-licensed physicians must be present at the time of the request and at the time of death. Additionally, patients retain the right to refuse medical treatment and to receive appropriate management of pain at their request, even if the patients' choices hasten their deaths. Additionally, futile or disproportionately burdensome treatments, such as life-support machines, may be withdrawn under specified circumstances only with the informed consent of the patient or, in the event of the incompetence of the patient, with the informed consent of the legal surrogate.
 Cartadania Legal Legal Voluntary active euthanasia is legal in Cartadania for all people over the age of 18 who have a terminal illness that has progressed to the point where natural death is "reasonably foreseeable", however in an effort to prevent suicide tourism, only people eligible to claim Cartadanian health insurance may use it. It also requires evaluation by at least two actively-licensed physicians.
 Eldmora-Regulus Illegal Legal
 Faneria Legal Illegal Euthanasia is only allowed in specific situations, generally lethal prenatal defects or when an adult requests it for some terminal illnesses. Doctors offering euthanasia is strictly prohibited, however, and euthanasia applications are required to be vetted to prevent coerced or opportunistic instances.
 Hendalarsk Illegal Legal The government of Max Frisch considered a proposal to permit active euthanasia in 1992, but it was shelved after a significant outcry from disability rights campaigners, the Church and various factions within the HSF itself. Passive euthanasia, if an individual has a DNR in place or with the consent of their family if they are in a permanent vegetative state, was formally legalised by the Great Chamber in 1951. Active euthanasia via overdose of painkillers is formally illegal, so as to allow effective prosecution of doctors who deliberately kill patients without their consent, but for terminally ill patients in the latter stages of illness is effectively decriminalised at the doctor's discretion.
 Kiravia Illegal Illegal
 Metzetta Illegal Legal Physicians are not permitted to intentionally end the life of a patient, however patients are well within their rights to refuse treatment even if it leads to shortening of life expectancy.
 Tierrador Legal Legal Legal for any patient over the age of 18 who is suffering "unbearably without hope." Two actively-licensed physicians must be present at the time of the request and at the time of death.
 Urcea Illegal Illegal
 Vithinja Encouraged Encouraged Vithinjan culture does not believe that holding onto life once the time has come is ever desirable. Because of this the practice of euthanasia is encouraged
 Puertego Illegal Illegal Euthanasia in Puertego is illegal even in circumstances of the terminally ill, however if someone has a terminal illness they are allowed to refuse further treatment and simply be given drugs to deal with the pain they are experiencing.