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DWD Victoria published its 'winter' Edition (August) 2011 of UPDATE, to be found here
Final Exit Network USA published its Newsletter 10-4, August 2011. It can be downloaded here. NB!! Kevorkian's birth date (of course) should Be read as May 26, 1928
After a short interruption,the website of DMD Venezuela is in the air again. For the time being it is in Spanish only, English pages will be added soon.
A bill tabled in the Bulgarian Parliament recently was almost unanimously rejected by the Bulgarian Health Committee. The bill to legalize euthanasia was introduced by socialist MP, law professor Lyuben Kornezov.
(Revised message) According to Venezolan paper "El Universal" legislators are considering adding a clause on euthanasia to a major bill on crime prevention. The draft of this code (COP) does not mention euthanasia as such, but would permit it under very specific circumstances. The proposed article of the Venzuelan Penal Code can be found here.
The Swiss government will not introduce specific regulations on organised assisted suicide, but will extend measures to boost palliative care and suicide prevention.
The decision is the latest step in a drawn-out public controversy over current regulations on the right to die and so-called ‘suicide tourism’ - people travelling to Switzerland to end their lives.
Read more from Swissinfo.ch.
Today EXIT Deutsche Schweiz - on behalf of their sister society ADMD Suisse Romande - announced publication of the official WFRtDS Congress Website. Information about the program and other information will be constantly updated - so visit regularly.
The congress will be held in Zürich, Switzerland from June 13 to June 18, 2012.
Registration is required - only online - before December 1rst, 2011. Use the form provided on the special site. The organisers friendly ask to registrate as soon as possible.
Contrary to what was expected in Germany (see newsitem dd February 2, 2011 on this site) the German Doctors Organisation BAK, has decided that doctors no longer are allowed to assist in a suicide of their patients.
The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare on Jne 17, 2011 has issued new rules for palliative care that in some cases give terminally ill patients the right to die. Although issued as "new", these rules do not solve the issue of physician assisted voluntary death (suicide) or (active) euthanasia.