Year: 2000 Source: Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa (CILSA), v.33, no.2, (July 2000), p.193-209 SIEC No: 20030324

This article discussses euthanasia in Canada & South Africa. Differentiating criteria for acts of omission & commission when administering euthanasia are presented. The termination of life-prolonging treatment is discussed in relation to mental competency, health care directives, & mercy killing. Legislative proposals to clarify criminal ambiguity in these countries are presented. Criminal & civil cases of euthanasia are included. (94 refs) (SC)