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August 2016 Newsletter Final Options Illinois published
Aug 8, 2016

August 2016 Newsletter Final Options Illinois published - to be read here.

Another 'go' at aid-in-dying legislation in Ireland
Aug 7, 2016

Minister of State for Innovation John Halligan says he believes in assisted suicide and would help someone if they were terminally ill and in pain. The Independent Waterford TD has written an assisted suicide Bill which he hopes will be introduced shortly. “The objective of the Bill is that people who are terminally ill, who will die within six months, who are going through

UK House of Lords receives new Bill (42)
Aug 7, 2016

James Leonard Park, advocate of the right-to-die, made us aware of a new UK initiative in the House of Lords: Bill 42, 2016-2017. On his website (worth visiting: a good source for information!) he has reformatted the text of this Bill for easier reading on computer screens and added comments.

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) 

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

Final report from Victorian parliament (Aus) into end-of-life choices published
Jul 19, 2016

The Committee of the Victorian parliament tabled their final report from the Inquiry into End-of-life Choices. President Lesley Vick of Dying With Dignity Victoria Inc states: "At DWDV we are extremely pleased with this excellent report and its recommendations concerning end of life choices. As you will see it is comprehensive, evidence based and

Documentary on Psychiatry and the Right to a dignified Death
Jul 19, 2016

At the WF Conference Euthanasia2016 in Amsterdam, a documentary called "Mothers don't jump off buildings" was screened, directed by Elena Lindemans. Her mother struggles for a long time with an unbearable mental illness before she asked for euthanasia. The request is not processed.  On 25 February 2002


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