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Farewell Foundation reports on the 2-1 decision of the BC Court of Appeal that has overturned the ruling of the honourable Madam Justice L. Smith and determined that the criminal prohibition against assisted suicide complies with the Constitution of Canada.
Die Deutsche Gesellschaft Fur Humanes Sterben DGHS veröffentlicht ein Englisch Beschreibungsbogen anlässlich der Veröffentlichung
DWD Tasmania published a special Newsletter about the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2013, that was tabled in the Tasmanian House of Assembly on 26 September and is likely to be debated on 15 October.
Following a public consultation
ADMD France - initiator of this WRtDD in 2008 - organises again on Samedi 2 novembre 2013 : 6ème Journée mondiale pour le droit de mourir dans la dignité. Nous célébrerons la 6ème Journée mondiale pour le droit de mourir dans la dignité le samedi 2 novembre 2013. Cette année, notre rassemblement aura lieu sur la place de la République à Paris, à 18 heures. Vous êtes les bienvenus.
Margo MacDonald, Scottish MSP, wil soon introduce her Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill to the Scottish Parliament. The new Bill will first be sent for scrutiny to a special committee of the Parliament in the first week of November. This Committee will - as is usual - call for evidence. This second Bill has been adapted to better suit the critical notes that has been delivered at the first one.
Tasmanian Premier, Lara Giddings MP and her deputy, Nick McKim MP jointly tabled the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2013. The bill will not begin to be debated until after Parliament resumes in October. Stay informed by visiting our WF Website regularly.
As every year in Autumnn, Soars presented on September 20, 2013 their Annual SOARS Lecture in London. Rob Jonquière talked about Dying Assistance for the Elderly in The Netherlands,an historical and ideological analysis. A summary can be found here.
Maryan Street withdrew her Assisted Dying Bill, which was in the ballot awaiting Parliamentary debate. This withdrawal will not lead to acquittance.
The 2012 report from the Belgian Euthanasia Evaluation Commission shows a 20% rise in reported numbers of euthanasia from 1133 (2011) to 1433 (2012). Remarkable is the fact that the rise in the french speaking part was slightly bigger than that in the flemish part. French speaking reports went from 215 (2011) to 276 (2012), a rise of 22%. In Flanders the rise was 20% (918 in 2011 to 1156 in 2012). There was no written report, just the graphic presentation: