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WFRtDS now established in Geneva, Switzerland

We are pleased to announce that the new World Federation of Right to Die Societies is now formally established in Geneva, on 1st April, 2015.

As agreed at the last General Meeting held in Chicago last September, the Board of Directors have been working hard on the preparation of suitable Statutes for this new Federation. The new organization will be named World Federation of Right to Die Societies and will replace the existing one which is a New York Corporation called World Federation of Right to Die Societies Ltd.

 

Read the new Statutes by clicking here.

Hemlock San Diego Newsletter published
May 26, 2015

Recently Hemlock San Diego published its May 2015 Newsletter. It can be read here (PDF).

Newsletters from New Zealand EoLC VES published
May 26, 2015

We received the latest two Newsletters from New Zealand EoLC VES. The January-February 2015 one can be read here. The March-May edition 2015 here. (both PDF)

Quebec will soon teach the rest of Canada
May 10, 2015

In his post for DWD Canada's blog, Quebec nurse Nathan Friedland writes with passion about how healthcare providers in his province will soon become Canada's go-to experts on how to help patients die with dignity and in comfort. Quebec is preparing to implement Bill 52, an end-of-life care law that includes provisions for assisted dying, by the end of the year:

Unknowingly, Quebec has given doctors across the entire country an incredibly valuable teaching tool

German debate on organised suicide assistance in Berlin
May 3, 2015

The German Humanist Society, together with a couple of other interested groups, organises a debate (Podiumsdiskussion) on Organized Suicide Assistance on June 3, 2015 in Berlin (see attached [German language only] flyer for details).

Speakers will include Roger Kusch (Sterbehilfe Deutschland) and Ludwig Minelli (Dignitas Deutschland).

The World Federation

The World Federation, founded in 1980, consists of 51 right to die organizations from 23 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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