Font size:
+

2nd November World Right to Die Day

We call on society to take up the challenge and become involved in the debate on the fundamental human right to choose the manner and time of our death, with dignity, and where possible or necessary, assisted by professionals.

Explanatory Note WRtDD to be read here.

Around this day activities are taking place in locations all over the world:

  • Saturday, November 4, 2017 San Diego USA:  ACHIEVING A PEACEFUL DEATH an all day symposium in SHERATON, LA JOLLA 8:30 - 5 . Information: Flyer Hemlock SD.
  • Friday, November 10, 2017 Dignity SA an Art Auction will be held to support new court cases. Information: Dignity SA

13th European Conference now scheduled in Brussels 11 & 12 October 2017

The board of RtD-Europe kindly invites its members to attend the (postponed) European Biennial meeting on October 11 and 12, 2017. The meeting will be hosted by the "Centre of Expertise on the Worthy End of Life"  in Wemmel near Brussels in Belgium on Wednesday. The second day the meeting will be in the European Parliament (NB extra criteria to attend on the registration form). Find attached the letter of invitation + programme (PDF),  the registration form (Word) and the RtD-E CHARTER 2017 (PDF) to be discussed in the EP.

WFRtDS Conference 2018

will be held in Cape Town South Africa from 6 to 9 September 2018. Registration starts on October 1, 2017 via special website to be published on this site.

      hosted by

Dying in the Americas 2018
Sep 24, 2017

Final Exit Network invites participants (from the legal, medical and lay communities) from the US, Canada and South America to share their real life experiences with dying and death, to join the 2018 conference Dying in the Americas 2018.

Film Stop the Horror (Go Gentle Australia) produced in support of Victoria campaign
Sep 24, 2017

Go Gentle Australia has produced and spread the film Stop the Horror, the true story of Greg Sims last days, dying in a horrifying way from his brain tumor. The story of hos daughter can be read here; the film - indeed horrifying!!

New South Wales will discuss a new RtD law
Sep 24, 2017

Nationals MP Trevor Khan tabled the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill to New South Wales Upper House on September 21, 2017, saying it would allow people to end their own lives, with a number of proposed safeguards in place. Mr Khan said the proposed new laws would "provide an option for terminally ill patients whose deaths are imminent,

New Court Case: DignitySA joins in support of terminally ill patients
Sep 21, 2017

Dignity South Africa (DignitySA) is continuing its fight for terminally ill South Africans to die withdignity.  DignitySA will join as a plaintiff in an action instituted in the Gauteng Division of the High Court.



On Twitter

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-form 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). 

Sign up for our monthly Website Update