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UK House of Lords receives new Bill (42)
Aug 7, 2016

James Leonard Park, advocate of the right-to-die, made us aware of a new UK initiative in the House of Lords: Bill 42, 2016-2017. On his website (worth visiting: a good source for information!) he has reformatted the text of this Bill for easier reading on computer screens and added comments.

RELEVANT, NVVE's magazine nr 3, 2016 is published.
Aug 7, 2016

RELEVANT, NVVE's magazine nr 3, 2016 is published.  Read the summary (English) here.  For Dutch readers (and to see the pictures) 

The Leonetti/Claeys End-of-Life law came into force this month
Aug 7, 2016

The Leonetti/Claeys End-of-Life law came into force this month. The text was adopted in February 2016, after several years of debate and creates new rights for patients at the end of life. The End of life Act completes the Leonetti law which, since 2005, grants a right to let to die and gives the possibility to terminate therapeutic persistence. This law however does not deal with legalising active euthanasia or assisted suicide. Patients get two possibilities: firstly, a right to "deep and continuous sedation until death", i.e. a right to fall asleep before dying without suffering. A patient with a serious and incurable disease

August 8: Dying to Know Day in Australie
Aug 7, 2016

D2KDay (Dying to Know Day) is officially celebrated on August 8th each year in Australia.

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 published its Newsletter no 10
Jul 20, 2016

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

AAVIVRE..sa fin de vie publishes booklet on self deliverance
Jul 19, 2016

AAVIVRE..sa fin de vie published the booklet "Self Deliverance", translation of a French publication. It provides well written information, such as what steps to take when wanting to decide for yourself.

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

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