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WFRtDS raises its voice in support for New Zealand RtD Advocate Suzy Austen

Suzy Austen, a right-to-die campaigner from New Zealand, is facing the possibility of 14 years of imprisonment. 

Suzy denied all three charges against her. Pretrial will be in July 2017.

The costs for the hire of lawyers to defend her against the charges are high. Therefore, a crowdfund campaign is set up. Please donate to help support her legal defence!

Suzy Austen wants it to be known "... how much I appreciate all the support from all around the world, and how grateful and humble I feel."

For more information and to donate, click here.

13th European Conference now scheduled in Brussels 11 - 13 October 2017

The board of RtD-Europe announces the new dates for the (postponed) European Biennial meeting: between October 11 and 13  the meeting will be hosted by the "Centre of Expertise on the Worthy End of Life"  in Wemmel near Brussels in Belgium. Read for further information RtD-E President Aycke Smook's letter of  June 2017

WFRtDS Conference 2018

will be held in Cape Town South Africa from 6 to 9 September 2018.  Updates - when available - will be published on this site.

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Request for trial for Marco Cappato
Jul 20, 2017

 A Milan prosecutor has requested a trial for the right-to-die activist Marco Cappato, for helping DJ Fabo make his journey to Switzerland to die with dignity.

 

 

ADMD Belgium published its Newsletter nr 143-44
Jul 18, 2017

Belgian ADMD published its first and second quarter 2017 Newsletter nr 143-44 (in French). Read it here.

Belgian students launch euthanasia info-app
Jul 12, 2017

Four Belgian student nurses have developed an app that gives access to information on euthanasia in Belgium. The app ‘Euthassist’ is meant to give home nurses a tool to get answers to their questions on euthanasia.

Hospital-Based Program for implementation MAiD In Canada
Jul 10, 2017

From New England Journal of Medicine: The legal milestone - a bill that specified the conditions under which MAiD (Medical Aid in Dying) could be legally provided -  brought resolution to a long-running, contentious debate in this country about the permissibility of assisted dying, but left much ambiguity regarding its implementation. 



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