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Canadian euthanasia pioneer choose to die in Switzerland
Mar 3, 2016

The founder of Right to Die Society of Canada, John Hofsess, died on Monday. John died on February 29, 2016, as planned, in Basel, Switzerland. At age 78, he had been diagnosed with two terminal illnesses and an unstable heart. Prior to his death, John wrote

Conference program
Mar 2, 2016

The Final Program is on line now, visit the special conference website here.

Update on USA developments from Death with Dignity National Center
Feb 28, 2016

Death with Dignity National Center published an update on the USA state of affairs. Read here about developments in California, Maryland, Colorado. New York, Hawaiï, Maine, Ohio and Utah. 

Andrew Denton podcasts (first 6 episodes) published
Feb 28, 2016

Andrew Denton has recently released the first 6 episodes of his "Better Off Dead" podcast. He presents the arguments in a highly persuasive way, with characteristic touches of humour throughout.

South Australia VES from now on to publish weekly Newsletters
Feb 22, 2016

South Australian VES will from now on publish a weekly Newsletter, especially for the Members of Parliament. In this Newsletter they will be informed about the different issues related to the legalisation process that is going on in the SA Parliament right now. Read it here.

South Australian VES published its November 2015 Bulletin
Feb 22, 2016

South Australian VES published its November  2015 Bulletin. Read it here.

Judges reject appeal in request for clearer Scots assisted suicide guidelines
Feb 20, 2016

Judges at the Court of Session in Edinburgh have rejected the appeal of severely disabled grandfather Gordon Ross, who died in January this year, to set out guidelines for anyone assisting a terminally ill friend or loved one to die.
Mr Ross, who died of pneumonia, brought a case for judicial review

Dying with Dignity NSW publishes its plans for 2016
Feb 19, 2016

Dying with Dignity NSW publishes its plans for 2016.

Is Dutch euthanasia law adapted to allow dying assistance when demented?
Feb 18, 2016

Press communiqué's (a.o. Dutch News NL) have suggested that "the guidelines  for performing euthanasia on people with severe dementia have been relaxed a little". It turns out to be written assistance document for doctors and patients, emphasizing what the law already allows in situations of

French vote for Terminal Sedation - not euthanasia
Feb 18, 2016

(AP, Jan 27) On January 27, the French Parliament (Lower house and Senate in one day only!)  approved a bill (from Claeys and Leonetti) that could let doctors keep terminally ill patients sedated until death comes, but stops short of legalizing euthanasia or assisted suicide. It would allow patients to


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