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Tension rises in Quebec Canada on BIl 52
Oct 30, 2013

While pro- and opponents speak out in national debates and in the national media, tension on the Quebec Bill 52 on euthanasia rises as the legislation was passed in principle with an 84-26 vote in the national assembly Tuesday and will now proceed to its final stage where the PQ government and opposition parties can propose amendments before submitting the bill to a final vote.


Tension sur Bill 52 de Québec sur l'euthanasie s'élève
Oct 30, 2013

Alors que les pro - et opposants plaident dans les débats nationaux et dans les médias nationaux, tension sur Bill 52 de Québec sur l'euthanasie s'élève que la législation a été adoptée en principe avec un vote de 84-26 à l'Assemblée nationale mardi et va maintenant se prononcer à son stade final où les partis de gouvernement et l'opposition PQ peuvent proposer des amendements avant de soumettre le projet de loi au vote final.

RtVD Norway announces hand out of second Christian Sandal's Prize
Oct 25, 2013

RtVD Norway – in the scope of World Right to Die Day - for the second time announces the hand out of the Christian Sandal's Prize in Oslo on November 19, 2013. The venue again is Maori Hall in Hotel Bristol, Oslo and the event starts at 2 pm, with the Prize hand out at 4 pm. Information available through RtVD Norway.

New 3rd video on safeguards supporting South Australian Bill available now
Oct 22, 2013

SAVES let us know that Neil Francis madse a new video available (nr 3 - see news item on number 1 and 2) in support of the South Australian Ending Life with Dignity Bill. In this video Neil summarizes the built in safeguards of thisw bill,m underpiunned with interviews on Oregon and Dutch experiences. 

Deutsche DGHS publishes 4th Newsletter
Oct 20, 2013

The Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Humanes Sterben DGHS published an English  Information document for the occasion of the publication of their Magazine (in German)

Deutsche DGHS veröffentlicht 4. Magazin 2013
Oct 20, 2013

Die Deutsche Gesellschaft Fur Humanes Sterben DGHS veröffentlicht ein Englisch Beschreibungsbogen anlässlich der Veröffentlichung 

DWD Tasmania publishes special Newsletter
Oct 20, 2013

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.

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Canadian Court of Appeal disappoints
Oct 20, 2013

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.

Tasmania Australia to have another debate on legalising Assisted Dying
Oct 4, 2013

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.

SOARS Annual Lecture given by Rob Jonquière
Oct 4, 2013

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.