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Herman Nys

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Herman Nys

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After the turbulent years 2002, 2003 and 2004 the Belgian health law seems to have reached calmer water. Indeed, after a quiet 2005, 2006 does not seem to have much to offer either. However, as will be shown in this article, this may be a wrong impression. There is a growing uneasiness with two important pieces of legislation that have been approved by Parliament in 2002: the act on euthanasia and the act on the rights of patients. This has resulted in debates and discussions that may finally lead to new legislation in the coming years.

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Herman Nys

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The European Association for Health Law has ambitious objectives. Two of them are “to encourage and facilitate co-operation among health lawyers throughout Europe” and “to encourage and support the development of health law in European and international relations”. Comparative legal research will be an important means to reach these objectives. In this contribution the author takes a closer look at this Convention as an object but also as a stimulus for comparative research in health law. To this end relevant articles have been analyzed that have been published in this journal from its creation in 1994 until the end of 2007.