A 3D-printed capsule, destined for use in assisted suicide, may legally be operated in Switzerland, according to advice obtained by Exit International, the organisation that developed the ‘Sarco’ machine.
Some 1,300 people died by assisted suicide in Switzerland in 2020 using the services of the country’s two largest assisted suicide organisations, Exit (no connection to Exit International) and Dignitas.
It can be in an idyllic outdoor setting or in the premises of an assisted suicide organisation, for example.
P.N.: Last year, we sought senior advice on the legality of using Sarco in Switzerland for assisted dying.
There are two Sarco prototypes in existence so far, and the third Sarco is now being printed in the Netherlands.
P.N.: We have been talking with various groups in Switzerland, including those we have worked with before on individual assisted suicide cases, with a view to providing Sarco for use in the country.
Barring any unforeseen difficulties, we hope to be ready to make Sarco available for use in Switzerland next year. »