Public Event - “Should we legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide? Lessons from across Europe”
The EAHL Conference 2009 was launched with a free public event on the evening of 14 October.
Experts from across Europe gave brief presentations on the issues around euthanasia and assisted suicide and the floor was then opened for debate.
The panel, chaired by Professor Graeme Laurie, included Prof dr. Henriette Roscam-Abbing (The Netherlands) and Prof Mette Hartlev (Denmark), both keynote speakers at the conference; Prof Herman Nys (Belguim), a member of the EAHL Executive Committee; Dr Roberto Andorno (Switzerland), a presenter at the conference; and Prof Kenneth Boyd (Scotland), a professor of medical ethics at the University of Edinburgh.
The event prompted a lively discussion, and raised a number of interesting and important questions surrounding the topic