End of life

At a certain point in our lives we all have to face (serious) illness and death, whether of someone close to us, or ourselves.

Given the reality of incurable disease and suffering, Luxembourg's legislators passed two important Acts on 16 March 2009: the Law on palliative care, advance directives, and accompanying people at the end of their lives, and the Law on euthanasia and assisted suicide.

The two laws reinforce the rights of people in the terminal stages of serious, incurable conditions.

The death of someone close to us requires us to carry out a series of formalities. The page on 'Death and disappearance' provides answers to the many questions people have when someone close to them dies or disappears.

  • Updated 28-04-2015