- April 2016 : Debate on euthanasia
On the 26th of April, a petition entitled “For the right to die with dignity” was presented to the Portuguese Parliament. The petition’s intent is to legalize euthanasia in Portugal. It has collected by now more than eight thousand signatures. This subject is now to be discussed in the parliament agenda. A left-wing party (Bloco de Esquerda) has already stated its intention of presenting a draft law on the legalization of euthanasia before the end of the current legislature.
See : Divisão de Informação Legislativa e Parlamentar – DILP, Eutanásia e Suicídio Assistido. Legislação Comparada, avril 2016.