End of life: a change in the law?
Type of text :
Type of referral :
Working group :
TEMPORARY COMMITTEE ON END OF LIFE
Date adopted : 05/09/2023
The question of the end of life is deeply rooted in all cultures and all societies: it affects all those who have experienced the end of life of someone close to them, and is part of the daily lives of carers.
A democratic continuum to fuel a major societal debate
“Is the end-of-life support framework adapted to all the situations encountered, or should changes be introduced?”
This is the question the Prime Minister referred to the ESEC in October 2022. In response, two working groups have been set up: a Citizens’ Convention to gather the views of 184 citizens chosen by lot, and a temporary committee to hear the views of members representing the civil society organisations that make up the ESEC. Drawing on the work of the Convention and taking account of its proposals, the committee has extended its thinking through hearings and interviews, as well as analyses by ESEC organisations directly or indirectly involved in the end-of-life issue.