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The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2013 tabled by Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings (Labour) and Nick McKim (Greens) for debate in the Tasmanian House of Assembly (25 members) has been defeated by the narrowest of margins (13-11) in the Tasmanian Parliament.
While pro- and opponents speak out in national debates and in the national media, tension on the Quebec Bill 52 on euthanasia rises as the legislation was passed in principle with an 84-26 vote in the national assembly Tuesday and will now proceed to its final stage where the PQ government and opposition parties can propose amendments before submitting the bill to a final vote.
RtVD Norway – in the scope of World Right to Die Day - for the second time announces the hand out of the Christian Sandal's Prize in Oslo on November 19, 2013. The venue again is Maori Hall in Hotel Bristol, Oslo and the event starts at 2 pm, with the Prize hand out at 4 pm. Information available through RtVD Norway.
SAVES let us know that Neil Francis madse a new video available (nr 3 - see news item on number 1 and 2) in support of the South Australian Ending Life with Dignity Bill. In this video Neil summarizes the built in safeguards of thisw bill,m underpiunned with interviews on Oregon and Dutch experiences.
DWD Tasmania published a special Newsletter about the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2013, that was tabled in the Tasmanian House of Assembly on 26 September and is likely to be debated on 15 October.
Following a public consultation
Farewell Foundation reports on the 2-1 decision of the BC Court of Appeal that has overturned the ruling of the honourable Madam Justice L. Smith and determined that the criminal prohibition against assisted suicide complies with the Constitution of Canada.
DGHS, the German RtD Society is organising a meeting in the scope of WRtDD: Internationaler Tag des Rechts auf ein würdiges Sterben. Wir treffen uns, um mit weißen Rosen unserer Forderung nach Gewissensfreiheit bei der Freitodbegleitung Ausdruck zu verleihen. In Berlin-Mitte: Friedrichstraße Weidendammbrücke (Westseite,mit Blick zum Reichstag) um 12.00 U
ADMD France - initiator of this WRtDD in 2008 - organises again on Samedi 2 novembre 2013 : 6ème Journée mondiale pour le droit de mourir dans la dignité. Nous célébrerons la 6ème Journée mondiale pour le droit de mourir dans la dignité le samedi 2 novembre 2013. Cette année, notre rassemblement aura lieu sur la place de la République à Paris, à 18 heures. Vous êtes les bienvenus.
Margo MacDonald, Scottish MSP, wil soon introduce her Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill to the Scottish Parliament. The new Bill will first be sent for scrutiny to a special committee of the Parliament in the first week of November. This Committee will - as is usual - call for evidence. This second Bill has been adapted to better suit the critical notes that has been delivered at the first one.