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Georgia (USA) now legally prohibits Assistance in a suicide
May 2, 2012

On May 1, 2012 Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 1114 into law. The Bill was enacted hurriedly after the Supreme Court of Georgia struck down Georgia's former statute on assistance in suicide as an unconstitutional infringement of the free speech rights under the First Amendment.

Vaud Canton in Switzerland to vote on new step in Right to Die laws
Apr 30, 2012

Following the initiative of 3 October 2009 launched by EXIT ADMD Suisse romande,  a vote will be held in the Canton of Vaud on 17 June 2012, hoping to change existing Swiss law in such a way that assistance for suicide will also be allowed in Socio-medical Establishments (so called SME's), as it is in private homes.

VES Queensland publishes its April 2012 Newsletter
Apr 30, 2012

This month VES Queensland published its April Newsletter (vol 26, no 2).

Hemlock Florida publishes its Spring (April) Newsletter BEACON
Apr 30, 2012

Hemlock Florida's Newsletter BEACON, April 2012 edition  is published this month.

BeNeLux Parliament's resolutions on euthanasia and advance directives
Apr 30, 2012

The Advisory Interparliamentary Committee of the BeNeLux (the BeNeLux Parliament) organised a conference on "End of Life" in Brussels last year December, with the participation of experts and MP's of the three countries.

In line with the results of that meeting the BeNeLux Parliament unanimously carried a resolution at their session in March in THe Hague, advising the three constituting countries to make arrangements in which

Administrative Court in Berlin lifts ban on assisted suicide
Apr 30, 2012

UPI reported this month that “….an administrative court in Berlin has given German doctors the power to use their own judgment in cases involving terminally ill patients who want to die”.

Newsbulletin South Australian VES March 2012 published
Apr 16, 2012

The South Australian VES published its March 2012 issue of The VE Bulletin. It can be seen in PDF here.

Compassion and Choices USA announces its 2012 Conference
Apr 1, 2012

Compassion & Choices (USA) holds its 2012 Conference in Chicago from June 28 - 30, 2012. The title of the meeting is "Heights of Compassion - Bridges to Choice". The conference brochure (registration form included) can be downloaded here or go directly to their website.

UK sets historic step towards assisted dying law
Apr 1, 2012

This week, March 27, 2012 the UK Parliament held an historic debate, in which MPs gave unanimous backing to Director of Public Prosecutions' policy on assisted suicide.

DiD reports that "...this - for the first time ever -  brings recognition that Parliament does not want a blanket approach to prosecution in cases of assisted suicide. MPs now accept that, in certain circumstances, people who compassionately assist a loved one to die at their request should not be punished."

Dying with Dignity Canada Newsbulletin March 2012
Mar 27, 2012

Dying with Dignity published this week its March electronic Newsbulletin. Headlines are about Quebec's developments.

The Newsletter can be read by clicking here.


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