The Netherlands have for many year been a real frontrunner in the culture of death, in particular due to the questionable “merit” of having been the first country to have legalized “euthanasia”. What critics warned against at the time is a gruesome reality today: “euthanasia” is increasingly used to get rid of people who have never asked for it. According to the Netherlands 2015 official euthanasia report there were 7254 assisted deaths in 2015, a figure that includes 431 terminations of life without request!
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It seems that at last some politicians in Europe are waking up to realize that something has gone seriously wrong with the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), an institution that in radical contradiction to its mandate is turning into the most dangerous threat to human rights in Europe. MEPs from 15 EU Member States have today published an open letter in which they criticize the Court for its Inadmissibility Decision in the case of Charles Gard and Others v. the United Kingdom (Application no. 39793/17), expressing their “deepest concerns about the outrageous outcome of Charlie’s case, which infringes Europe’s most fundamental values, particularly the right to life, the right to human dignity and personal integrity.” Continue reading
Europe’s most dangerous anti-human-rights institution, otherwise known as the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), has released yet another incredible decision through which it totally undermines both the human rights that it should be protecting, and by consequence its own position as a guardian of those rights.
The Decision in the case of Charles Gard and Others v. the United Kingdom (Application no. 39793/17), issued by an (unidentified) “majority” of the seven judges of the Court’s First Chamber (so that the public will never know who is responsible…) has declared inadmissible the complaint of two parents who wanted to protect their child from being euthanized in a UK hospital. The Court found that it was “in the best interest” of the child, which had been diagnosed with a very rare and severe mitochondrial disease, to be left to die, and that the persons who were entitled to make that decision were the doctors, not the parents. As a result of this decision, all life-sustaining treatment (supply of water and nutrition) has been stopped, and the parents have been left to watch their child being starved to death. Continue reading
The creeping progress of the Culture of Death has made an important leap forward in Germany, where the Bundesverwaltungsgericht (BVerwG, Federal Administrative Court) issued a decision that declares euthanasia to be legal in “extreme and exceptional cases”, without defining them. This opens the door to a new slippery slope, at the bottom of which one surely will discover that every case is somehow “extreme” and “exceptional”.
A Dutch doctor who ordered an elderly dementia patient’s family to hold her down as she was resisting being given a lethal euthanasia injection has been cleared of wrongdoing. Continue reading
The tiny southern Belgian region of Wallonia has made world headlines for blocking a trade deal between the EU and Canada, concerning 545 million potential beneficiaries. On 9 November 2016 the regional Walloon Parliament in Namur will be debating a much more local issue, how to decendly dispose of the ashes of the 15,000 Walloons who are cremated each year. In the unparalleled complexity of the Belgian federal set-up, legislation on funerals, cremation and burials are deemed a “regional competence”. Continue reading