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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

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.

Japanese JSDD publishes its Newsletter nr 167
Oct 23, 2017

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

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.

DMD Colombia publishes its Newsletter (Bolletin no 63)
Oct 1, 2017

DMD Colombia published its Newsletter (Boletin no 63) (in Spanish). Read it here.

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