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NVVE, Dutch Right to Die Society relaunches 'LastWillPill'
Dec 9, 2015

As part of their new strategy development for the next period, NVVE relaunched its campaign to have a pill made available to elderly people who wish to end their lives The idea for such a pill was first launched at the beginning of the 1990s by senior judge and euthanasia campaigner Huib Drion and became known as "Drion pil". He suggested

Implementation of Quebec Euthanasia law postponed by Supreme Court
Dec 9, 2015

A Quebec Superior Court justice has declared that a provincial law allowing medically assisted suicide in certain circumstances contradicts provisions in Canada's Criminal Code and therefore cannot take effect as planned. Justice Michel Pinsonnault ruled that key pieces of the Quebec law, which was adopted in June 2014 and set to come into force Dec. 10, conflict with existing federal criminal laws against homicide.

Initiative to organise Right to Die in Trinidad and Tobago?
Nov 9, 2015

A couple of individuals thought they needed an organization in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) so they started one. Read here a copy of the first newsletter.

Japan Society JSDD published its Newsletter nr 159
Nov 9, 2015
Right to Die campaigner under strict supervision by Australian Medical Board
Nov 9, 2015

Philip Nitschke, renowned for his willingness to assist people to a humane death who want to end their life for medical or other reasons, has accepted 26 conditions on his ability to practice in a mediated settlement that concludes long-standing legal and tribunal proceedings.
Marshall Perron, who introduced Australia's first voluntary euthanasia law,  has described Medical Board of Australia conditions of registration imposed on Nitschke as like something out

RELEVANT, NVVE's magazine nr 4, 2015 published
Nov 9, 2015

RELEVANT, NVVE's magazine nr 4, 2015 published. Read the English summary here. The Dutch RELEVANT can be seen/read here.

South Australian VES published its July 2015 Bulletin
Nov 9, 2015

South Australian VES published its July 2015 Bulletin, read it here.

German parliament votes to ban ‘commercial’ assisted suicides
Nov 9, 2015

MPs in Germany have rejected a bill that would have made commercial assisted suicides legal, instead passing a new law punishing such practices with up to three years imprisonment, even if doctors perform the procedure to relieve suffering. The bill, which was upheld with 360 out of 602 votes, criminalizes organizations that assist patients in terminating their own lives for profit.

It is meant to prevent the commercialization of the procedure as

DWDVictoria's Newsletter Update Spring (October) 2015 published
Oct 18, 2015

DWDVictoria's Newsletter Update Spring edition  (October) 2015 published. Read it by clicking here.

Change in leadership in Hemlock Florida Inc.
Oct 18, 2015

The Hemlock Society of Florida and the Hemlock Foundation of Florida have new leadership. Dawn Pollock of Tallahassee is the new Chief Executive Officer and Julia Hanway, also of Tallahassee, is the new President of the Board of Directors. The new Board consists of Jim Chastain of Sarasota; Frank Kavanaugh of Punta Gorda; and Dr. Howard Kessler of Panacea. Once the new Hemlock Florida becomes active, others will be added to the Board.

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