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A whitepaper is published by Neil Francis of Dying for Choice Australia, providing comprehensive insight into assisted dying practice in Benelux. Francis concludes that rates of assisted dying in the Netherlands and Belgium have followed an expected sigmoid curve, now beginning to level out. Several factors have contributed to
The Council of the District of Columbia (Washington D.C.) approved a Death with Dignity law. It was on final passage, with a 11 to 2 vote in favor. The legislation is supported by 67 percent of District residents. The bill is now sent to Mayor Bowser. A spokesperson for the mayor said
Quebec’s commission on end-of-life care published its first half-year report since medical aid in dying was allowed in December 2015. 161 reports were made, of which 85 have been assessed. 76 Reports still wait assessment by the commission.
After the agreed Parliamentary debate on 17 November, the McFetridge Bill was sadly defeated. At 4.12 am on November 18 the debate closed in a tied vote 23:23. The Speaker cast his vote: against. He always was
DGHS, die Deutsche RtD Society publizierte Ihre Newsletter November 2016.
The South African Supreme Court of Appeal met on 4 November 2016 to hear the challenges to the Robin Stransham-Ford High Court ruling. In this ruling the High Court granted the terminally ill man a physician assisted death. He died on the day the High Court announced its ruling. After hearing arguments, the Supreme Court of Appeal reserved judgement - their decision is expected next month.
Go Gentle Australia published its October 2016 Newsletter, reporting on the progress of initiatives in South Australia and Victoria. Read it here.
Swissinfo.ch: The Swiss Federal Statistical Office reports that Switzerland saw 742 cases of assisted suicide in 2014, a 26% increase over the previous year. Assisted suicide accounted for 1.2% of all deaths in Switzerland. The vast majority of those who died by assisted suicide were terminally ill. Men and women were nearly
Japan Society JSDD published its Newsletter nr 163, in which special attention for a workshop on Living Wills in the scope of 40th anniversary - congratulations JSDD. Also A Memorial Address for Honorary Chairman, Dr. Akihiro Igata, who passed away.