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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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 2nd November World Right to Die Day


WFRtDS calls 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.


 World Right to Die Day celebrated in different countries and cities.pdf

Death with Dignity Bill 2016 defeated in South Australian Parliament
Nov 18, 2016

After the agreed Parliamentary debate on 17 November, the McFetridge Bill was sadly defeated. At 4.12 am on November 18 the debate closed in a tied vote 23:23. The Speaker cast his vote: against. He always was

Newsletter Deutsche DGHS published
Nov 18, 2016

DGHS, the German RtD Society published its Newsletter November 2016. Read it here. (in German only)

Colorado passes medical aid in dying
Nov 15, 2016

Last week during the United States presidential elections, a measure was voted in to allow end-of-life options in Colorado. Proposition 106 was passed overwhelmingly with more than

Belgian Euthanasia Review Committee (FCEE) reports on 2014-2015
Nov 13, 2016

In these 2 years, the FCEE reported 3950 performances of euthanasia (1928 in 2014 and 2022 in 2015; an average of 165 per month), 1.8% of all deaths. In over 99% it concerned euthanasia (by injection). It strikes that since 2014 the rate per year starts to level off: was that over 14% in previous years, in 2014 and 2015 that percentage was 6.7% and 4.77%.

The World Federation

The World Federation, founded in 1980, consists of 52 right to die organizations from 22 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). 

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