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New Zealand Green Party releases (new) policy on Medically Assisted Suicide
Sep 30, 2016

The New Zealand Green Party has released their ‘Medically-Assisted Dying policy’, aka their proposals on euthanasia, in a brief description:

 

End-of-Life Washington publishes its (summer) Newsletter of September 2016
Sep 16, 2016

End-of-Life Washington publishes its (summer) Newsletter of September 2016. Read it here.

Andrew Denton's Podcast Better of Dead
Sep 9, 2016

Andrew Denton's Podcast Better of Dead can be listened to here. In these podcasts he investigates the stories, moral arguments and individuals woven into discussions about why good people are dying bad deaths in Australia – because there is no law to help them. The podcasts also cover stories and interviews from

Former WF secretary Malcolm Hurwitt died at the age of 91
Sep 9, 2016

Malcolm Hurwitt, who has died aged 91, was known for his lifelong passion for the law and for law reform connected to human rights. His main legal interests throughout these years encompassed mental health and civil liberties. From the mid-1980s he focused on the right-to-die

Dying with Dignity NSW published its Newsletter (Spring) August 2016
Sep 6, 2016

Dying with Dignity NSW published its Newsletter (Spring) August 2016. Read it here.

New Zealand researcher graduated to a PhD of Philosophy in Law on RtD thesis
Sep 6, 2016

Pam Oliver graduated and was awarded a PhD of Philosophy in Law at The University of Auckland. Her thesis is called "Another week? Another week! I can't take another week" and deals with  the barriers to effective access to legal assisted dying through legislative, regulatory and other means.

Japan Society JSDD published its Newsletter nr 162
Sep 5, 2016

Japan Society JSDD published its Newsletter nr 162; English excerpt can be read here.

Suffering Lord changed his mind
Sep 5, 2016

Lord Rix, one of the most famous actors in Britain, has revealed he is dying and has made a heartfelt plea for euthanasia to be legalised in order to allow him to "slip away peacefully". Learning disability campaigner Lord Rix has revealed he is suffering from a terminal condition. In an emotive letter to the Speaker of the House of Lords Baroness D'Souza, the 92-year-old Mencap president has urged Parliament to act "as soon as possible" to make it possible for people in his situation to be assisted to die. This news would not be catching the eye, but

A number of terminal health states worse than death
Sep 5, 2016

A cohort study (Rubin, Buehler ands Halpern), published as research letter in JAMA Internal Medicine examines how hospitalized patients with serious illnesses evaluate states of cognitive or functional debility relative to death.  By asking 180 hospitalized patients with serious

New euthanasia lobby group launched in Australia
Sep 5, 2016

Australian journalist Andrew Denton has launched a new campaign for assisted dying in Australia. Denton, a well-known radio and television personality, delivered an address to the Australian Press Club recently in which he called for rapid law reform: "To the politicians of South Australia and to those of Victoria, Tasmania and NSW, who can expect new Bills

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