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La loi sur la fin de vie est entree en vigueur cette Août
Aug 7, 2016

La loi sur la fin de vie entre en vigueur cette semois. Le texte a été adopté en février, après plusieurs années de débats et crée de nouveaux droits pour les patients en fin de vie. La loi sur la fin de vie complète la loi Leonetti qui depuis 2005 accorde un droit au laisser-mourir et donne la possibilité de mettre fin à l'acharnement thérapeutique. Pas question toutefois de légaliser l'euthanasie active ou le suicide assisté. Pour les malades il-y-a deux changements:

Curious to what's possible in the rest of the world?
Aug 6, 2016

Procon.org published a clear sketch on the situation in the world regarding the right to die. Visit their special page here.

 

Procon.org is a  not-for-profit non-partisan public charity (USA) that provides

President RtD-Europe nominated for European post
Aug 6, 2016

Since 2013, Right to Die Europe (RtD-Europe) has taken a participatory status (INGO) with the Council of Europe (CoE). This European institution – amongst others -  engages with human rights and therefore has a special Human Rights Committee. The conference of INGO’s, working

Dignity SA raise funds for Robyn Stransham-Ford ruling
Aug 5, 2016

The South African Government is appealing in the Robyn Stransham-Ford ruling in November. Dignity SA will

AAVIVRE..sa fin de vie a publié sa Journal no 10
Jul 20, 2016

AAVIVRE..sa fin de vie a publié sa Journal no 10 .

AAVIVRE..sa fin de vie published its Newsletter no 10
Jul 20, 2016

AAVIVRE..sa fin de vie published its Newsletter no 10  (in French only).

Final report from Victorian parliament (Aus) into end-of-life choices published
Jul 19, 2016

The Committee of the Victorian parliament tabled their final report from the Inquiry into End-of-life Choices. President Lesley Vick of Dying With Dignity Victoria Inc states: "At DWDV we are extremely pleased with this excellent report and its recommendations concerning end of life choices. As you will see it is comprehensive, evidence based and

Documentary on Psychiatry and the Right to a dignified Death
Jul 19, 2016

At the WF Conference Euthanasia2016 in Amsterdam, a documentary called "Mothers don't jump off buildings" was screened, directed by Elena Lindemans. Her mother struggles for a long time with an unbearable mental illness before she asked for euthanasia. The request is not processed.  On 25 February 2002

Final newsletter from Euthanasia2016
Jul 19, 2016

NVVE sent all participants a final Newsletter from the Euthanasia2016 Conference. It is a good occasion to go to links with updates on what went on there. NB!! the website of the WF is reported wrongly; it is www.worldrtd.net.

JAMA publication on attitudes and practices of euthanasia and PAS
Jul 19, 2016

TheJournal of the American Medical Association published an article in their June edition, titled Attitudes and Practices of Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide in the United States, Canada, and Europe. An international panel of researchers reviewed polling data and published surveys of the public and physicians, official state and

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