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Service set up for assisted death in Canada
Apr 6, 2017

Ontario is setting up a new service for people seeking medically assisted death.  The service will allow them to reach out for help directly, bypassing

Dr Rodney Syme Humanist of the Year 2017
Apr 6, 2017

Dr Rodney Syme has been recognized as Humanist of the Year 2017, by the Council of Australian Humanist Societies.

DMD Colombia publishes its Newsletter no 62, 2017
Apr 3, 2017

DMD Colombia publishes its Newsletter no 62, 2016 (in Spanish). Read it here.

App for testing purity of lethal medications in development
Apr 3, 2017

Exit International has developed an app to test the purity of lethal medications, such as Nembutal. This app can be used to test the drugs bought on the internet. A growing number of elderly people buy lethal medications from abroad, but are concerned about their quality.


Hawaiian Death with Dignity bill deferred
Mar 27, 2017

Following intense debate, the death with dignity bill was deferred on March 23 2017 by legislators. The bill would allow terminally ill patients to obtain prescriptions for lethal doses of medication. 

Dates for WF Conference 2018 now settled
Mar 23, 2017

The 2018 World Conference in Cape Town South Africa will take place from 6 to 9 September 2018.

National Dying with Dignity and Euthanasia day Belgium
Mar 20, 2017

On the 28th of May, it's the Belgian National day of Dying with Dignity and Euthanasia. 

Memoir of Derek Humphry "Good Life, Good Death" published
Mar 14, 2017

Long time - he is acknowledged as initiator and motivator of the debates and developments in the USA and the world - Right to Die Pioneer Derek Humphry finally found the time to write down his memoirs. As the front flap on the book rightly states, the book with a Foreword by Stephen Jamison tells the reader "How an ordinary British Journalist became the Spokesperson for a Movement".  Reading the story of his life, Humphry takes you along his route of life-events towards

ADMD Belgium published its Newsletter nr 142
Mar 13, 2017

Belgian ADMD published its fourth quater 2016 Newsletter nr 142 (in French). Read it here.

Federal Administrative Court of Germany issues Landmark Decision
Mar 13, 2017

The Federal Administrative Court of Germany issued a landmark decision in regard to the possibilities to die with dignity for German citizens. The Court decided that under specific exceptional circumstances, the German State cannot refuse to give medication to a person to end one’s life.