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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.

RELEVANT, NVVE's magazine nr 2, 2016 published
Apr 19, 2016

RELEVANT, NVVE's magazine nr 2, 2016 published.  Read the summary (English) here.  For Dutch readers (and to see the pictures) click here for the full (Dutch) version.

Flanders celebrates 4th "National Day for Dying with Dignity"
Apr 19, 2016

On May 28 this year (9 AM to 12.30 PM), the Flemish Right to Die Society RWS celebrates the 4th National Day for Dying with Dignity, with a meeting in Antwerp, Belgium. The theme for this meeting will be "Dementria and acquired incompetence". Speakers from Belgium and the Netherlands will highlight different aspects of dementia and end-of-life decisions. The venue: 

Dying with Dignity NSW publishes its Newsletter nr 134
Apr 19, 2016

Dying with Dignity NSW published its Newsletter edition 134. Read it here.

Canadian Governement presents new Bill on medical assistance in dying
Apr 19, 2016

On April 14, 2016 Prime minister Justin Trudeau of Canada presented the long awaited bill (C-14 An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts [medical assistance in dying]) in Ottawa in the House of Commons for a first reading. The bill limits the medical assistance in dying to citizens and residents who are eligible to participate in the national health care system, an effort to prevent a surge in medical tourism among the dying from other countries. Under Canada’s proposed law, people

Le gouvernement Canadienne a déposé le projet de loi qui légaliserait l’aide médicale à mourir
Apr 19, 2016

Le 14 avril 2016 premier ministre Justin Trudeau du Canada a présenté le projet de loi tant attendu (C-14 Loi modifiant le Code criminel et apportant des modifications connexes à d’autres lois [aide médicale à mourir]) à Ottawa aux Chambre des communes pour une première lecture. Le projet de loi limite l'aide médicale à mourir aux citoyens et aux résidents qui sont admissibles à participer au système national de soins de santé, afin d'empêcher une montée subite dans le tourisme médical parmi les mourants dans d'autres pays.

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