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UN Human Right Commission restates concerns over euthanasia

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THE HAGUE – The UN’s Human Rights Commission has again raised its concerns over Dutch euthanasia policies, which it wants reviewed. The three coalition parties in the Netherlands failed to offer a unified response to the UN group’s criticism. The ChristenUnie said it agreed with the critical assessment while the Christian Democrats appeared to be annoyed with the report. Labour, which supports ‘the right to die’, is withholding its response until the Balkenende cabinet has responded to UN concerns over the extent of euthanasia and assistance with suicide in the Netherlands. Several other countries have followed the Dutch lead by allowing euthanasia as well.