Explore this interactive map to get a sense of the legal status of Voluntary Active Euthanasia (VAE) and Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) around the globe (check out our MOOC if you need a refresher about these distinctions). The most permissive countries, such as Belgium and the Netherlands, where both VAE and PAS are legal, are darkest purple and the most restrictive countries, where both are illegal are light purple. Information is not always easy to come by about legal status, so countries where we have no data are the lightest purple.
Keeping up with the ever-changing legal landscape of end of life issues is no small feat, and this map is sure to change as a constant stream of legislation and legal challenges manifest and resolve around the globe.
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