The Netherlands, the first country in the world to give the legal right to euthanasia, has now allowed euthanasia to children as well. Belgium was the first country to allow euthanasia even for minors. There a 17-year-old minor was euthanized with the help of doctors. But the Netherlands has now allowed euthanasia for children aged 1 to 12 years if needed. On 1 April 2002, the Netherlands legalized euthanasia. Belgium was the second country after the Netherlands to legalize euthanasia, but if the law is not followed, the person who helps it can be jailed for 1 to 3 years. After this, some states of Australia and Colombia recognized euthanasia.