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2nd November World Right to Die Day

We call on society to take up the challenge and become involved in the debate on the fundamental human right to choose the manner and time of our death, with dignity, and where possible or necessary, assisted by professionals.

Explanatory Note WRtDD to be read here.

Around this day activities are taking place in locations all over the world:

  • Saturday, November 4, 2017 San Diego USA:  ACHIEVING A PEACEFUL DEATH an all day symposium in SHERATON, LA JOLLA 8:30 - 5 . Information: Flyer Hemlock SD.
  • Friday, November 10, 2017 Dignity SA an Art Auction will be held to support new court cases. Information: Dignity SA

WFRtDS Conference 2018

will be held in Cape Town South Africa from 6 to 9 September 2018. Registration starts on October 1, 2017 via special website to be published on this site.

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13th Biennial meeting of RTD-E in Brussels on 11 and 12 October 2017
Oct 12, 2017

The meeting was hosted by the "Centre of Expertise on the Worthy End of Life"  in Wemmel near Brussels in Belgium. The second day the meeting will be continued in the European Parliament. The RtD-E CHARTER 2017 (PDF) to be discussed in the EP can be found here. There were no changes in the Board of RtD-Europe.

Juan Mendoza Vega, former WF President, died.
Oct 10, 2017

We just received the sad news from his daughter of the passing ub his sleep on 6 October 2017 in Bogota of Juan Mendoza Vega (84),  WF President from 2008 - 2010. Juan was neurosurgeon. He was Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Rosario since 1969, where he taught the History of medicine and medical ethics.

New WFRtDS members from Poland and HongKong
Oct 4, 2017

Since this month WFRtDS received an application for membership of two new Societies.  The Polish Society Stowarzyszenie na Rzecz Prawa do Umierania w Godnosci and the group Eternity Living Life Company Limited from HongKong were both accepted as interim member. Welcome.

Investigation into possibly punishable case of euthanasia in the Netherlands
Oct 1, 2017

For the first time since the Dutch Euthanasia law came into force in 2002, the Board of Procurators General decided to launch a criminal investigation into a possibly punishable case of euthanasia,carried out by a physician in a nursing home. The suspect was acting as a physician when she carried out euthanasia on a 74-year old severely demented



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Fédération Internationale

Fondée en 1980, la Fédération Internationale regroupe 53 Associations pour le Droit à Mourir dans la Dignité réparties dans 25 pays.  La Fédération Internationale est une organisation qui permet de créer un lien à l'échelle internationale au service des associations qui œuvrent à garantir et à protéger les droits des individus à choisir les conditions de leur propre fin de vie.

Joining Information

If you are interested in inquiring about or even acquiring - as a Society -  membership, please read the Joining information and complete the application-form in it. 

La langue officielle

La langue officielle de notre Association, la WFRtDS, est l'anglais ; c'est la raison pour laquelle les informations diffusées sur ce site sont principalement publiées en langue anglaise.

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