Euthanasia in the Broader Framework of Dutch Penal Policies

M.S. Groenhuijsen, F. van Laanen

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The authors have regarded euthanasia in the broader framework of Dutch penal policies. They present euthanasia as a typical example of the pragmatic - rather than dogmatic - way the Dutch try to tackle difficult moral problems in connection with the criminal justice system. Definitions, statutory law, procedural issues, borderline cases, professional supervision, and empirical findings are provided, analyzed, and discussed. Finally, the authors point at various advantages and drawbacks of the Dutch approach. Thus, the Dutch model is not depicted as ideal, but neither is it a horror story as suggested by some hardliners and by some foreign media reports. Probably the most precious advantage, the authors state, is that euthanasia has been generally accepted as a legitimate subject of discussion.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuthanasia in International and Comparative Perspective
EditorsM.S. Groenhuijsen, F. van Laanen
Place of PublicationNijmegen
PublisherWolf Legal Publishers (WLP)
Pages195-225
Number of pages31
ISBN (Print)9789058502544
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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Groenhuijsen, M. S., & van Laanen, F. (2006). Euthanasia in the Broader Framework of Dutch Penal Policies. In M. S. Groenhuijsen, & F. van Laanen (Eds.), Euthanasia in International and Comparative Perspective (pp. 195-225). Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers (WLP).
Groenhuijsen, M.S. ; van Laanen, F. / Euthanasia in the Broader Framework of Dutch Penal Policies. Euthanasia in International and Comparative Perspective. editor / M.S. Groenhuijsen ; F. van Laanen. Nijmegen : Wolf Legal Publishers (WLP), 2006. pp. 195-225
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Groenhuijsen, MS & van Laanen, F 2006, Euthanasia in the Broader Framework of Dutch Penal Policies. in MS Groenhuijsen & F van Laanen (eds), Euthanasia in International and Comparative Perspective. Wolf Legal Publishers (WLP), Nijmegen, pp. 195-225.

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Euthanasia in International and Comparative Perspective. ed. / M.S. Groenhuijsen; F. van Laanen. Nijmegen : Wolf Legal Publishers (WLP), 2006. p. 195-225.

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Groenhuijsen MS, van Laanen F. Euthanasia in the Broader Framework of Dutch Penal Policies. In Groenhuijsen MS, van Laanen F, editors, Euthanasia in International and Comparative Perspective. Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers (WLP). 2006. p. 195-225