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As a third African Society Association Camerounaise pour le Droit de Mourir dans la Dignité, has been granted interim membership of WFRtDS. Visit for details on this society our Members Organization page of this site.
Dying with Dignity Victoria DWDV published its Newsletter Update issue 162, May 2013
Alain Canneel has written a book ("Pour une loi sur l'euthanasie et l'aide au suicide: l'exemple belge" - ISBN 978-2-9535174-2-2) which, in the first part, describes his personal experience of his wife's battle with cancer and her final release by euthanasia and,
The Irish Times reported: Terminally ill multiple sclerosis sufferer Marie Fleming (see our earlier reports here) has lost her landmark court challenge to the blanket ban on assisted suicide. The right to life under the [Irish] Constitution "does not import a right to die" in this "very tragic case" , the Supreme Court ruled. While suicide is no longer a crime here, that does not mean there is a constitutional right to suicide, the Chief Justice, Mrs Justice Susan Denham, said.
On May 15, 2013, Lord Falconer of Thoroton, QC tabled a Bill on Assisted Dying in the House of Lords.
An elderly Swiss woman who would rather end her life now than decline further in health found sympathy Tuesday from the European Court of Human Rights, which called on the Swiss to clarify their laws on so-called passive assisted suicide. The Strasbourg, France-based court said Switzerland must specify whether its laws are meant to include people not suffering from terminal illnesses and, if so, spell out the conditions under which they can end their lives.
FATE published their April 2013 edition of the Newsletter
After eighteen month of lobbying, the Right to Die Europe has been successful in being accepted as International Non Governmental Organisation (INGO) to the Council of Europe. At the forthcoming Rome meeting of RtD-E the board will inform the members what this status implies. A Strasbourg meeting of INGO's will be held on June 24 to 26, 2013.