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At their Biennial Meeting - organised by Libera Uscita - in Rome, RtD-Europe elected a new Board. Aycke Smook (NL) continues as President, Mireille Kies (L), Jet van Hoek (B) as secretary, Hugh Wynne (UK) as treasurer, and Enrico Bertrand Cattinari (I) were elected as Directors for 2013 -2015.
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On June 12, 2013, The National Assembly of Quebec tabled Bill 52, historic legislation in support of better end-of-life care, including the right to medically assisted dying for the grievously ill. The tabling of the bill was met with a standing ovation.
If this legislation becomes law, Quebec will become the first Canadian jurisdiction to legalize
Libera Uscita publishes their Newsletter Il Punto (no 107), to be read here (in Italian)
Dying with Dignity Canada publishes its May 2013 Newsletter Voice for Choice. It can be read here.
Dying with Dignity Australian Capital Territory (DWD ACT) has been granted interim membership of the WFRtDS, which now has 52 members from 27 countries. For information click here.
As a third African Society Association Camerounaise pour le Droit de Mourir dans la Dignité, has been granted interim membership of WFRtDS. Visit for details on this society our Members Organization page of this site.
Dying with Dignity Victoria DWDV published its Newsletter Update issue 162, May 2013
Alain Canneel has written a book ("Pour une loi sur l'euthanasie et l'aide au suicide: l'exemple belge" - ISBN 978-2-9535174-2-2) which, in the first part, describes his personal experience of his wife's battle with cancer and her final release by euthanasia and,
The Irish Times reported: Terminally ill multiple sclerosis sufferer Marie Fleming (see our earlier reports here) has lost her landmark court challenge to the blanket ban on assisted suicide. The right to life under the [Irish] Constitution "does not import a right to die" in this "very tragic case" , the Supreme Court ruled. While suicide is no longer a crime here, that does not mean there is a constitutional right to suicide, the Chief Justice, Mrs Justice Susan Denham, said.