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Interesting ruling on Right to die by UK Supreme Court
Jul 7, 2014

UK's Supreme Court  ruling in the Nicklinson and Lamb cases has been causing clarity in the eyes of one and giving thoughts as to the parliamentary progress made in the scope of dealing with Lord Falconers Bill, currently waiting for debate in the House of Lords

Justices ruled against Paul Lamb and Jane Nicklinson

Are UK Doctors changing their minds on assisted dying?
Jun 30, 2014

A poll held amongst 1,005 doctors (research done by MedeConnect HealthCare Insight) resulted in a growing support for legal change in GP's: 40% in favour, 32% against and 28% undecided. Remarkable is also that two thirds said the BMA and the Royal Colleges (until now opposed!)  should change their stance to neutral.

(from Times of London, June 16, 2014)

Australian Federal Draft Bill tabled in the Senate
Jun 30, 2014

Senator Richard di Natale of Victoria, tabled a Draft Bill in the Senate in Canberra, regarding dying with dignity.

Interested in a new voluntary assisted dying Society for incurably mentally ill people ?
Jun 30, 2014

An English campaigner considers forming a voluntary euthanasia  campaigning body for those who are incurably mentally ill. Such a society - oriented on a specific end-of-life issue like dementia and not on a single country or jurisdiction - might, if successful in acquiring sufficient supporters, wish to  apply for membership of the WFRtDS.  Interested?? Visit his website www.admd.co here and let him know.

Deutsche Aktivist angegriffen
Jun 20, 2014

Elke Baezner, Präsident des deutschen Rechts auf Humanes Sterben Gesellschaft DGHS ist, wenn in einer Sitzung, angegriffen worden. Der Angreifer warf Butter-Säure an ihr und einem Kollegen, Haut und Augenverletzungen verursachend. Nach behandlung im Krankenhaus konnte sie nach hause gehen. Sie sagte:

Israelian Committee approves Bill for debate
Jun 16, 2014

Arutz Sheva (Israel s national news) reported 25 May 2014: Today (Sunday) Israel's Legislative Cabinet will deliberate a proposal made by MK Ofer Shelah (Yesh Atid) (see earlier website publication), according to which doctors would be able to help terminally ill patients end their own lives. If finally approved in the Knesset, a terminally ill patient desiring euthanasia would be required to state his intents twice two weeks apart, in the presence of two witnesses. The Bill is based

Newsletters from Dying with Dignity
Jun 16, 2014

Since December last year two Newsletters have been published:

December 2013 ('Summer' 2013-2014)    and

April 2014 ('Autumn'2014).

You can read them here, Summer and Autumn.:

Dutch Right to Die Society NVVE publishes its quarterly magazine Relevant
Jun 16, 2014

A new edition of Relevant has appeared: issue nr 2, 2014.  An English summary can be read here.  A full colour (Dutch only) edition can be seen and read here.

Flemish (Belgium) Right to Die Society RWS news from President
Jun 16, 2014

Marc van Hoey, President of RWS, sends all readers a letter as a kind of Newsletter. Read it here.

Canadian Broadcasting Channel series on television
Jun 16, 2014

In our series 'Last Right,' Duncan McCue follows Canadians, many of them terminally ill, who have decided to end their lives and want to control the way they die.

You can see the 5 different episodes on their interactive website, click here.

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