He said that in many countries, for many years there have been discussions about euthanasia in the religious, ethical, legal and practical aspects.

Most European countries protects the human right to a decent life and an absolute right to life and the right not to cease to exist. On the background of the current situation in the Latvian health care debate about euthanasia causes an ambivalent impression. "It is unacceptable that only for the reason that the country is often beyond palliative care, to solve this problem is to legalize euthanasia," said Jansons. He believes that the state is obliged to organize palliative care, including assistance to the family of a seriously ill person.

According to the Ombudsman, Latvia needs a debate on euthanasia and terminal patients with progressive incurable disease have to provide the legal framework for the right to adequately end up not leaving for that in another country.

"Once again I want to emphasize that the principle of the right to a decent life includes a decent birth and not humiliating demise," said the Ombudsman.

As reported on the portal of public initiatives Manabalss.lv started collecting signatures for the legalization of euthanasia.