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World Congress 2014

 Come and Visit the 20th WF Congress coming September, to be held at the Embassy Suites Downtown/Lakefront Hotel. The Conference is hosted by Final Exit Network USA.

With the theme "Dignity, Control, Choice - Around the World"  the committee focusses on leaders who work on the front lines of legal and philosophical right to die issues throughout the world.

See for further information  the special WF Conference website (click here).

Spanish documentary on free choices at the end of life asks support for crowdfunding
Jul 21, 2014

Two non-profit associations, the AFDMD of Spain, which is dedicated to the defense of the rights of dignified death, and GUTTA CAVAT, specialized in film-making, are collaborating to bring this project to life. With this documentary we want to break the taboo surrounding death, raising a constructive debate about legislation and regulations in regards to euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Update on UK House of Lords debate on assisted dying bill
Jul 18, 2014

BBC News reports today:  Opening the debate in a full house , Lord Falconer told peers that the current legal situation permitted the wealthy to travel abroad to take their own life while others were left "in despair" to suffer a "lonely, cruel death".  About 130 peers have requested to speak in a debate on the subject, which started shortly after 10:00 BST. Lord Falconer

Excitement around Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying Bill in UK rises
Jul 17, 2014

Excitement around Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying Bill in UK rises, as tomorrow Friday July 18 the bill will have its second reading in the House of Lords. In the a-foregoing period a number of relevant  individuals have either publicly again  affirmed their position in favour or even admitted to have changed their opinion, like Desmond Tutu and former Archbishop Lord Carey. Read about their motives here:

French doctor Nicolas Bonnemaison acquitted
Jul 10, 2014

The Guardian reports:  On the same day that the UK supreme court dismissed an argument that doctors in the UK should escape prosecution if they help patients end their lives, a doctor in France who gave lethal injections to seven terminally ill people was cleared of wrongdoing. Nicolas Bonnemaison

The World Federation

The World Federation, founded in 1980, consists of 53 right to die organizations from 26 countries. The Federation provides an international link for organizations working to secure or protect the rights of individuals to self-determination at the end of their lives.

Joining information

If you are interested in inquiring about or even acquiring - as a Society - membership, please read the joining information and complete the application in it.

Official languages

The official language of the WFRtDS is English, reason why information on this site is mainly published in that language. Where available or applicable, some information is also published in other languages (French, German or Spanish). 

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