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New WFRtDS members from Poland and HongKong
Oct 4, 2017

Since this month WFRtDS received an application for membership of two new Societies.  The Polish Society Stowarzyszenie na Rzecz Prawa do Umierania w Godnosci and the group Eternity Living Life Company Limited from HongKong were both accepted as interim member. Welcome.

Investigation into possibly punishable case of euthanasia in the Netherlands
Oct 1, 2017

For the first time since the Dutch Euthanasia law came into force in 2002, the Board of Procurators General decided to launch a criminal investigation into a possibly punishable case of euthanasia,carried out by a physician in a nursing home. The suspect was acting as a physician when she carried out euthanasia on a 74-year old severely demented

The 2017 NuTech conference to be held in Toronto on 28 and 29 October
Oct 1, 2017

The 2017 NuTech conference to be held in Toronto and coordinated by EXIT International is in the final stages of planning To increase potential audience participation, and to embrace new technologies!, Exit will Live-Stream the proceedings. A tentative draft program will

September 2017 newsletter De Einder (NL) published
Oct 1, 2017

September 2017 newsletter De Einder (NL) published. This letter - though in Dutch only -  can be read here.

Dying in the Americas 2018
Sep 24, 2017

Final Exit Network invites participants (from the legal, medical and lay communities) from the US, Canada and South America to share their real life experiences with dying and death, to join the 2018 conference Dying in the Americas 2018.

Film Stop the Horror (Go Gentle Australia) produced in support of Victoria campaign
Sep 24, 2017

Go Gentle Australia has produced and spread the film Stop the Horror, the true story of Greg Sims last days, dying in a horrifying way from his brain tumor. The story of his daughter can be read here; the film - indeed horrifying!! -  can be seen on the website here.

New South Wales will discuss a new RtD law
Sep 24, 2017

Nationals MP Trevor Khan tabled the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill to New South Wales Upper House on September 21, 2017, saying it would allow people to end their own lives, with a number of proposed safeguards in place. Mr Khan said the proposed new laws would "provide an option for terminally ill patients whose deaths are imminent,

(Federal) House of Representatives passed a bill repealing Washington DC's aid-in-dying law
Sep 21, 2017

(Federal) House of Representatives passed a bill repealing the Death with Dignity law, passed by the Council in Washington D.C.. Washington DC not being a State of its own implies the legal autority of the Federal Parliament may and can overrule Washington's law(s).  Battle is not yet over:

New Court Case: DignitySA joins in support of terminally ill patients
Sep 21, 2017

Dignity South Africa (DignitySA) is continuing its fight for terminally ill South Africans to die withdignity.  DignitySA will join as a plaintiff in an action instituted in the Gauteng Division of the High Court.

Final Exit Network published its May 2017 Newsletter volume 16 no 3
Sep 21, 2017

Final Exit Network published its September 2017 Newsletter volume 16 no 3 ('summer edition'). Read it here.

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