New Zealand

Current law regarding euthanasia and assisted suicide

In New Zealand, euthanasia and assisted suicide are illegal as set out under Section 179 of the Crimes Act.

“Voluntary euthanasia ‘inevitable’ in
(TYNZ New Zealand — June 10, 2013)
Australian surgeon Rodney Syme said,”I estimate that certainly within a decade, and hopefully long before then, we will have sensible law that protects human beings the human rights to die with dignity on their own terms,” said Dr. Rodney Syme.

“The other Dr. Death”
(Stuff — New Zealand — June 9, 2013)
“I probably helped, I don’t know, I don’t keep count – but it’s somewhere between 200 and 300 people at the end off their life to have a death that they wanted,” said Dr. Rodney Syme.