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EUTHANASIA AND THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT 1998

Euthanasia can be defined as the process whereby human life is ended by another in order to avoid the distressing effects of an illness. It may be voluntary in the sense that the person killed either requests death or agrees to it, or it may be involuntary in that the person killed either objects or is incapable of expressing an opinion either way and has not given consent in the past.1