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Statistics on causes of death 2015 in Switzerland
Nov 28, 2017

Switzerland recorded 67 ' 606 deaths in 2015, or 6% more than the previous year. The flu epidemic at the beginning of the year, the heatwave in July and the ageing of the population contributed to this increase. These are some of the results of the last statistic of the causes of death established by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). Suicide increases slightly, assisted suicide strongly. 792 men and 279 women ended their days in 2015, or 43 people more than in 2014.

Start trial Marco Capato:
Nov 28, 2017

On November 8 2017, the trial against Marco Cappato started. Marco - one of Luca Coscioni's directors - is prosecuted for having assisted Dj Fabo to travel to Switzerland to obtain assisted suicide (see our earlier items on this site. He was remanded  to court because - aware of

Study into effects on family members who assisted with the death of a loved one
Nov 28, 2017

Assisted dying - although illegal in New Zealand - is often in the spotlight and surrounded by much debate. The study Helping a loved one die: the act of assisted dying in New Zealand, by Svetlana Feigin and published in the Journal of  Mortality, explored the personal experiences of family members who had assisted with the death of a loved one and resulting consequences (legal, emotional, psychological).

New annual price created in Flanders, Belgium
Nov 28, 2017

In the scope of World Right to Die Day 2017 (November 2) Flemish RtD Society RWS created a  special price for bachelor- or master thesis (in English or Dutch)  on "Public acceptable dignified dying, end-of-life decisions and the social relevance".

Canadian Cable Channel publishes a right to die documentary
Oct 26, 2017

CPAC, the Cable Public Affairs Channel publishes “Pillars of Democracy”, a four-part documentary series telling the story of four pivotal and defining political events that changed the course of

History in Australia: Victoria Lower House passes bill on aid in dying
Oct 24, 2017

For the first time (Northren Territory not being a state), an Australian state has passed a Voluntary Assisted Dying bill in its lower house. The bill – which would allow assisted suicide and euthanasia for terminally ill patients with less than 12 months to live – has been fiercely criticised

Greece government considering a debate on assisted suicide?
Oct 24, 2017

(Theo Ioannou from Greek Reporter) Justice minister Stavros Kondonis' answer to a parliamentary question by an opposition MP seven months ago, has opened up the question whether the Syriza-led government is considering introducing a bill about assisted suicide. The question, posed to the minister by To Potami Giorgos Amyras on March 20, received a belated answer today by Kondonis.

October 28: one day NU-Tech meeting in Toronto
Oct 24, 2017

The one day NuTech Exit DIY Euthanasia conference will bring together experts from around the world to discus new technological initiatives to make easier a peaceful elective DIY death.The conference is free and runs from 09.00 to 18.00 East Canadian Time on Sat 28th Oct. All studio seats

Japanese JSDD publishes its Newsletter nr 167
Oct 23, 2017

Japanese JSDD publishes its Newsletter nr 167. Read it here.

First year of Canadian medical aid in dying: nearly 2000 cases
Oct 23, 2017

Nearly 2,000 people with incurable diseases were helped to die by a doctor in the first year since Canada legalized medically-assisted suicide, according to a report published Friday. From the time Ottawa passed the legislation in June 2016 to June 30, 2017, 1982 people ended their lives in this way, according to Health Canada. Most had cancer, the agency said.