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Disability rights campaigners who say assisted suicide policy in England and Wales is too "liberal" have won permission to bring a legal challenge. Director of public prosecutions Alison Saunders last year clarified assisted suicide guidelines, making prosecutions of health professionals less likely.
At London's High Court, Nikki and Merv Kenward argued she had "changed" policy, making it more "liberal". Judges
Im Bundestag wird derzeit ein Verbot der organisierten Suizidhilfe in Deutschland geplant,
wie sie insbesondere von Sterbehilfevereinen angeboten wird. Fraktionsübergreifend unterstützen
viele Parlamentarier diesen Vorschlag, wobei ungeprüfte Vorbehalte, Spekulationen
und moralische Verurteilungen eine große
The Oxford & Cambridge Society of Poland (the alumni society in Poland of current and former students and staff at Oxford and Cambridge www.oxbridge.org ) organizes on May 12, 2015 a debate on the topic of
A parliamentary report scrutinising proposals to legalise assisted suicide has been published today by the Health and Sport Committee. In its stage one report on the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill, the Committee has reached the following overall conclusions:
The WF Congress will be organized by NVVE (Dutch RtD Society) next year 11-14 May 2016 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. From May 11 this year more details will be published on this site; please vsiist again.
Final Exit Network published their Newsletter March 2015, read it here.
Japan Society JSDD published its Newsletter nr 157. Find an English excerpt here.
On 20 August 2014, the British Journal of Medical Ethics (BJME) published online the paper “Suicide tourism: a pilot study on the Swiss phenomenon” by Saskia Gauthier, Julian Mausbach, Thomas Reisch and Christine Bartsch. Find here an abstract.
In an article Dignitas, on behalf of five other Swiss RtD Societies, analysed the study . It has many omissions
Terminally-ill Cape Town man died of natural causes Thursday on the same day that a court granted him the right to end his life, a ruling that could pave the way for assisted suicide legislation. Retired advocate Robin Stransham-Ford, 65, was reported to be heavily sedated and a statement from his family did not say whether he died before or after the ruling.
“Since receiving the heartening news of the ground-breaking judgement,