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Matin Dimanche, the magazine of EXIT Suisse Romande, in its Sunday June 29 2014 edition, wrote about the testimony of catholic sister Marie-Rose in support of EXIT and its objectives: in her provisions for the end of life, sister Marie-Rose is considering, according to the circumstances, the resort to
Breaking ranks with the medical establishment, it has issued an outspoken editorial backing a bill tabled by the former Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer which would open the way for a form of assisted suicide in the UK. It argues that “respect for autonomy” – rather than
The Guardian reports: On the same day that the UK supreme court dismissed an argument that doctors in the UK should escape prosecution if they help patients end their lives, a doctor in France who gave lethal injections to seven terminally ill people was cleared of wrongdoing. Nicolas Bonnemaison
From Reuters news agency on 25 June 2014 (Tom Heneghan): Three European courts stepped carefully around delicate end-of-life issues on Wednesday, with one rejecting assisted suicide, another delaying it and a third acquitting a doctor from charges he murdered dying patients.
The varied rulings by Britain's Supreme Court, the European Court of Human Rights and a regional French court
Rodney Syme, DWD Victoria´s vice president and member of the WFRtDS Board 2012/2014 published an article in Australian The Saturday Paper titled The Language of Euthanasia (reading recommended! RJ) , especially when realizing that words – how we use and interpret them – are the essence of our understanding of complex human issues, such as euthanasia and (assisted) suicide.
The 17 judges of the French Council of State (France's highest court) have ruled in the long dragging case of Vincent Lambert: doctors are allowed to arrest the treatment of Vincent Lambert, a man already 6 years in a permanent vegetative coma. This will certainly mean Vincent Lambert will die. The implementation of the verdict has to wait for the considerations by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, where the parents of Vincent have appealed. This ruling from the ECHR - although put high on a priority list - can take many months, if not a year.
Les 17 juges du Conseil d'Etat Français ont jugé dans l'affaire longtemps traînage de Vincent Lambert : médecins sont autorisés à arrêter le traitement de Vincent Lambert, un homme déjà 6 ans dans le coma végétatif permanent. Cela signifiera certainement que Vincent Lambert va mourir. La mise en œuvre du verdict doit attendre pour les considérations de la Cour Européenne des Droits de l'Homme à Strasbourg, où les parents de Vincent ont fait appel. Cette décision de la CEDH - bien que montées à une hauteur sur une liste de priorité - peut prendre plusieurs mois, voire un an.
UK's Supreme Court ruling in the Nicklinson and Lamb cases has been causing clarity in the eyes of one and giving thoughts as to the parliamentary progress made in the scope of dealing with Lord Falconers Bill, currently waiting for debate in the House of Lords
Justices ruled against Paul Lamb and Jane Nicklinson
An English campaigner considers forming a voluntary euthanasia campaigning body for those who are incurably mentally ill. Such a society - oriented on a specific end-of-life issue like dementia and not on a single country or jurisdiction - might, if successful in acquiring sufficient supporters, wish to apply for membership of the WFRtDS. Interested?? Visit his website www.admd.co here and let him know.