Hungary Court Rejects Legalization of Euthanasia

Budapest, April 28, 2003 - Hungary's highest court on Monday rejected a proposed law that would have allowed euthanasia to be legalized in the Eastern European country, according to the MTI news agency. The court ruled that there was no need to change the current law which labels the practice manslaughter.

Two lawyers had proposed changing the law after a mother drowned her 11-year-old daughter in 1993. The daughter had suffered from an incurable illness. The mother was given a suspended two-year jail term, but received a presidential pardon in 1996


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