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European Division of WFRtDS

Interested in more news on the Right to Die? ERGO circulates on a regular basis an electronic newslist with news from around the world.

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World Congress 2014

Reports, video's, presentations and pictures can be found at the link to the Chicago 2014 Conference on this site.

Brittany Maynard, the "face for aid in dying"
Dec 9, 2014

Brittany Maynard had been married for only a year when she was diagnosed in January with brain cancer. Her doctors at first thought she might live for ten years, but in April determined that her cancer was much more aggressive than they initially thought. Her cancer, glioblastoma

WFRtDS Newsletter December 2014 is out!
Dec 3, 2014

Faye Girsh, editor of the WF Newsletter, has produced a fantastic WF Newsletter with extensive reporting on the Chicago Congress, with lots of

Quebec law: five years ago today
Dec 3, 2014

Today, December 3, it was five years ago that the first steps towards Québec's aid in dying law were set. In an article in  Le Soleil, Yvon Bureau and Ghislain Leblond write about these  delightful days. The creation (unanimous!) of a Commission by the Québec government finally lead to the law. As they write:

French Ethical Committee produces comprehensive report on death and dying
Nov 29, 2014

The French National Advisory Council of Ethics (CCNE) has published a voluminous report on the end of life in October. The report found consensus on the issue of the wishes of the person, the urgency of improvements of conditions of support for the end-of-life by the health system, of the imperative obligation of the treatment of pain. In contrast, the CCNE observed

The World Federation

The World Federation, founded in 1980, consists of 52 right to die organizations from 24 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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