Belgian Euthanasia Case To Go before ECHR

The European Court of Human Rights has agreed to hear a case being brought against Belgium by Tom Mortier, whose mother was euthanized in 2012 after sufferring from severe depression. This is the second case involving Belgium’s top euthanasia doctors. Mortier’s lawyers described the case as "precedent-setting” as they brought it to the Strasbourg court after Belgian authorities declined to pursue it. The ECHR will now consider whether Belgium violated two articles of the the European Convention on Human Rights in euthanizing Mortier's mother. Belgium legalized euthanasia 15 years ago.