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The Netherlands

(41st Session)

ADF International is a faith-based legal advocacy organization that protects fundamental freedoms and promotes the inherent dignity of all people before national and international institutions.

This report outlines how the Netherlands’ regulation of euthanasia and assisted suicide undermines respect for human dignity and violates the rights to life and to health, particularly of older persons and persons with disabilities. It also highlights how the introduction of so-called “buffer zones” around abortion facilities constitutes an illegitimate restriction on the exercise of the freedoms of expression and assembly.