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2 WF AWARDS presented during Amsterdam Conference
May 25, 2016

As usual, the biennial WF Awards (Marilynne Seguin and Health Professional) were presented during the final evening dinner at the Amsterdam Conference.

The Marilynne Seguine Award was presented to Fay Girsh, for her long-standing dedication to the Right to Die, in the World and in the USA .

South Australian VES published its 28th Newsletter
May 25, 2016

South Australian VES published its 28th Newsletter, listing their ambassadors, who support legalisation. See here.

New survey in New Zealand on attitudes of New Zealand doctors and nurses
May 25, 2016

On May 24, 2016, a preliminary report was published by researchers Phillipa Malpa, Pam Oliver and Mike Wilson of Auckland University. The report summarises the findings of the survey with 969 nurses and doctors, for the purpose of providing first feedback to the participants and the professional bodies.

Key findings are as follows:

Faye Girsh reports from Euthanasia 2016
May 25, 2016

As usual Faye Girsh produced a day to day report on the goings at the WF Conference in Amsterdam. If you were not there, read it here - as usual pleasant reading.

La loi "Léonetti Claeys" expliquée
May 22, 2016

Delphine Huglo, Avocat au barreau de Paris, a publié une article sur la loi Léonetti/Claeys, expliquant les complexités de la nouveau loi. Lisez cette article cliquant içi.

French "Léonetti Claeys" law explained
May 22, 2016

Delphine Huglo, lawyer at the Paris Bar, has published a - clarifying - French article about the intricacies of the new French Léonetti/Claeys law (see also earlier news items on this site. Read an English translation here.

Review Commission Netherlands published 2015 euthanasia report
Apr 29, 2016

This week - Tuesday April 26, 2016 - the Dutch Review Committee published their 2015 numbers. Main outcome is that the raise in numbers was 4% (in contrast to 2014 when the raise was 9% and 2013 when it was 13%). 5516 (2014: 5306) cases were reported. The number of euthanasia with dementia (2015: 109; 2014: 81) and psychiatry (2015: 56; 2014: 41) again rose. Jacob Kohnstamm (the new chair of the Review Committees) told the press when presenting the report: " What catches the eye is that the death rate

Japan Society JSDD published its Newsletter nr 161
Apr 25, 2016

Japan Society JSDD published its Newsletter nr 161. Read the English summary here.

Frank Kavanaugh, Right to Die campaigner died
Apr 20, 2016

Julia Hanway, president of Hemlock Florida reports: "It is with great sadness that I am reporting on the death of Frank Kavanaugh, Hemlock of Florida board member and long-time advocate for the death with dignity movement. Frank was a great advocate and friend of the movement. He had graciously accepted a position on the Hemlock of Florida board, but had recently made it clear that he was increasingly devoting his time to his wife's care and could only participate as an adviser."

Footages of Chicago 2014 Conference published on this website
Apr 19, 2016

Now available on this site: footages of (part of) Chicago presentations made at WF Conference 2014. Although what you are about to see happened in 2014 the presentations remain interesting and relevant. Click here.

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