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Andrew Denton's Podcast Better of Dead
Sep 9, 2016

Andrew Denton's Podcast Better of Dead can be listened to here. In these podcasts he investigates the stories, moral arguments and individuals woven into discussions about why good people are dying bad deaths in Australia – because there is no law to help them. The podcasts also cover stories and interviews from

Former WF secretary Malcolm Hurwitt died at the age of 91
Sep 9, 2016

Malcolm Hurwitt, who has died aged 91, was known for his lifelong passion for the law and for law reform connected to human rights. His main legal interests throughout these years encompassed mental health and civil liberties. From the mid-1980s he focused on the right-to-die

Rencontre Collège des médecins Quebec et la Commission sur les soins de fin de vie (CSFV)
Sep 9, 2016

Le Collège des médecins du Québec doit rencontrer vendredi des membres de la Commission sur les soins de fin de vie (CSFV) pour tenter de trouver un terrain d’entente et réduire l’imbroglio dans lequel sont plongés les médecins depuis que la loi fédérale et des directives ministérielles ont modifié les conditions dans lesquels un patient peut obtenir l’aide à mourir.

120 Canadiens de 5 provinces ont reçu l'aide médicale à mourir sous la loi fédérale
Sep 6, 2016

Radio  Canada-CA rapports: Plus d'une centaine de personnes ont reçu l'aide médicale à mourir dans cinq provinces au Canada depuis l'entrée en vigueur de la loi fédérale, le 17 juin dernier.C'est du moins le nombre auquel est arrivé le réseau CBC après avoir contacté les

120 Canadians in 5 provinces did receive medical aid in dying
Sep 6, 2016

Radio Canada-CA reports: more than 100 people have received medical aid in dying in five provinces in Canada since the implementation of the Federal law, on June 17. It is at least the number which reached the CBC after contacting the authorities in the 10 provinces and 3 territories of the country, which have not all answered the request for various reasons.

New Zealand researcher graduated to a PhD of Philosophy in Law on RtD thesis
Sep 6, 2016

Pam Oliver graduated and was awarded a PhD of Philosophy in Law at The University of Auckland. Her thesis is called "Another week? Another week! I can't take another week" and deals with  the barriers to effective access to legal assisted dying through legislative, regulatory and other means.

Dying with Dignity NSW published its Newsletter (Spring) August 2016
Sep 6, 2016

Dying with Dignity NSW published its Newsletter (Spring) August 2016. Read it here.

ADMD France a annoncé le deces de Daniel Carré
Sep 6, 2016

Daniel Carré, militant infatigable de l'ADMD, très engagé auprès des usagers de santé, attentif aux Droits de l'Homme, sportif, mari, père, grand-père, ami, nous a quittés le 2 septembre 2016.
Il a décidé lui-même du moment de terminer sa vie, de "lâcher prise", écrivait-il encore récemment, avec la sérénité et la certitude d'avoir

ADMD France announces the decease of Daniel Carré
Sep 6, 2016

Daniel Carré, tireless militant of the ADMD, committed to the health consumers, dedicated to human rights, sportsman, husband, father, grandfather, friend, left us on 2 September 2016.  He decided himself to end his life, to "let go", he wrote recently, with the serenity and the certainty of

Suffering Lord changed his mind
Sep 5, 2016

Lord Rix, one of the most famous actors in Britain, has revealed he is dying and has made a heartfelt plea for euthanasia to be legalised in order to allow him to "slip away peacefully". Learning disability campaigner Lord Rix has revealed he is suffering from a terminal condition. In an emotive letter to the Speaker of the House of Lords Baroness D'Souza, the 92-year-old Mencap president has urged Parliament to act "as soon as possible" to make it possible for people in his situation to be assisted to die. This news would not be catching the eye, but