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RELEVANT, NVVE's magazine nr 3, 2016 is published.
Aug 7, 2016

RELEVANT, NVVE's magazine nr 3, 2016 is published.  Read the summary (English) here.  For Dutch readers (and to see the pictures) 

La loi sur la fin de vie est entree en vigueur cette Août
Aug 7, 2016

La loi sur la fin de vie entre en vigueur cette semois. Le texte a été adopté en février, après plusieurs années de débats et crée de nouveaux droits pour les patients en fin de vie. La loi sur la fin de vie complète la loi Leonetti qui depuis 2005 accorde un droit au laisser-mourir et donne la possibilité de mettre fin à l'acharnement thérapeutique. Pas question toutefois de légaliser l'euthanasie active ou le suicide assisté. Pour les malades il-y-a deux changements:

The Leonetti/Claeys End-of-Life law came into force this month
Aug 7, 2016

The Leonetti/Claeys End-of-Life law came into force this month. The text was adopted in February 2016, after several years of debate and creates new rights for patients at the end of life. The End of life Act completes the Leonetti law which, since 2005, grants a right to let to die and gives the possibility to terminate therapeutic persistence. This law however does not deal with legalising active euthanasia or assisted suicide. Patients get two possibilities: firstly, a right to "deep and continuous sedation until death", i.e. a right to fall asleep before dying without suffering. A patient with a serious and incurable disease

August 8: Dying to Know Day in Australie
Aug 7, 2016

D2KDay (Dying to Know Day) is officially celebrated on August 8th each year in Australia.

Curious to what's possible in the rest of the world?
Aug 6, 2016

Procon.org published a clear sketch on the situation in the world regarding the right to die. Visit their special page here.

 

Procon.org is a  not-for-profit non-partisan public charity (USA) that provides

President RtD-Europe nominated for European post
Aug 6, 2016

Since 2013, Right to Die Europe (RtD-Europe) has taken a participatory status (INGO) with the Council of Europe (CoE). This European institution – amongst others -  engages with human rights and therefore has a special Human Rights Committee. The conference of INGO’s, working

Dignity SA raise funds for Robyn Stransham-Ford ruling
Aug 5, 2016

The South African Government is appealing in the Robyn Stransham-Ford ruling in November. Dignity SA will

AAVIVRE..sa fin de vie a publié sa Journal no 10
Jul 20, 2016

AAVIVRE..sa fin de vie a publié sa Journal no 10 .

AAVIVRE..sa fin de vie published its Newsletter no 10
Jul 20, 2016

AAVIVRE..sa fin de vie published its Newsletter no 10  (in French only).

Final newsletter from Euthanasia2016
Jul 19, 2016

NVVE sent all participants a final Newsletter from the Euthanasia2016 Conference. It is a good occasion to go to links with updates on what went on there. NB!! the website of the WF is reported wrongly; it is www.worldrtd.net.

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