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Dying with Dignity New South Wales published its July 2013 ('winter') Newsletter, to be read here.
Although a majority of France's National Ethics Committee (8 out of 17!) advised him NOT to let doctors help the terminally ill to take their lives, President Francois Hollande reaffirmed his aim to legalise voluntary euthanasia. He announced a national debate on the issue within a couple of months, and promised his government would submit a bill in Parliament,
The Stratford Festival (Stratford, Canada - 'near' Toronto) this year (July 6 - October 21) also screens a number of special events, which may be of interest to people interested in the Right to Die. DWD Canada pays attention to this in their blog. The events are
After the successful biennial in Rome, and following a first visit as formal INGO delegates to Strasbourg, RtD-Europe President Aycke Smook reports on the results.
Final Exit Network published their new Newsletter (July 2013 - the Summer Edition), paying attention and tribute to Jerry D. Dincin, FEN's former President who passed away on March 26 this year, aged 82.
Final Exit Network publishes its May 2013 Newsletter Vol 12 No 2 (Spring Edition) , to be read here.
In a June Newsletter, Dignity in Dying UK, writes about the latest developments there. You can read it here.
The Flemish Right to Die Society RWS is using new technology to assist their members in letting others know about their wishes in all circumstances. On a small alluminium pendant all wishes are coded in a so caled QR-code, which can be read by using smart phones.
The Belgian Parliament is discussing a number of extensions on the existing law: legalising euthanasia for minors; extending the value of an advance directive for an unlimited time; legalising euthanasia in cases of dementia and other brain-disorders; duty to refer people asking for euthanasia when a doctor is not prepared to comply with the request.