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European Division of WFRtDS

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Available WF Congress Presentations

Here the presentations - as far as they are made available to the site -  will be published:

Michael Irwin: Old Age Rational Suicide

Rodney Syme: Challenging the legal system - and get away with it

Rodney Syme; workshop (PowerPoint)  How to avoid an undignified death if you have Dementia

Chris Docker: (a large file!)  Illustrated Seminar on methods of self deliverance - new and old

Pascal Landa: A new approach to End of Life legalisation


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World Congress 2014

 Soon to follow news and pictures on the successful Conference

 New WFRtDS Board elected: click here

 Awards have been granted to:

 Marilyn Seguin Award: Véronique Hivon

 Tenrei Ohta Award:  Michael Irwin

 Health Professional Award: Rodney Syme

 WF LIfetime achievement Award:  Derek Humphry

 (info about the awards can be found here)

 See for further information also the special WF Conference website.

Belgian ADMD published its new Bulletin, nr 133
Oct 25, 2014

Belgian ADMD published its new Bulletin, nr 133. Read it here (in French only).

Dr Rodney Syme again questioned by police
Oct 25, 2014

ABC News reports (October 22, 2014) that Dr Rodney Syme again was questioned by the police over the death of Steve Guest, a man dying of oesophageal cancer. See our earlier publication about his confession to have prescribed Steve Guest "a sufficient quantity of Nembutal

State of the art on Death with Dignity in Argentina
Oct 20, 2014

At the WF Conference in Chicago Laura Belli informed the audience about the state of the art in Argentina concerning dying with dignity.  On May 9, 2012 the Law No. 26742, known as the “Dignified Death” law was enacted (read the English version here). The public debate that led to the promulgation of the law began a year before due to two relevant cases that caught the attention of the media.

Right-to-die campaigner Jean Davies, 86, starved herself to death
Oct 19, 2014

Following our earlier publication on the passing of Jean Davies today the Sunday Times published a front page article on her death: she starved herself to death.  Four weeks into her fast, Jean Davies, 86, told The Sunday Times: “It is hell. I can’t tell you how hard it is. You wouldn’t

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

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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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