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Death with Dignity Bill 2016 defeated in South Australian Parliament
Nov 18, 2016

After the agreed Parliamentary debate on 17 November, the McFetridge Bill was sadly defeated. At 4.12 am on November 18 the debate closed in a tied vote 23:23. The Speaker cast his vote: against. He always was

Newsletter Deutsche DGHS published
Nov 18, 2016

DGHS, the German RtD Society published its Newsletter November 2016. Read it here. (in German only)

Colorado passes medical aid in dying
Nov 15, 2016

Last week during the United States presidential elections, a measure was voted in to allow end-of-life options in Colorado. Proposition 106 was passed overwhelmingly with more than

Belgian Euthanasia Review Committee (FCEE) reports on 2014-2015
Nov 13, 2016

In these 2 years, the FCEE reported 3950 performances of euthanasia (1928 in 2014 and 2022 in 2015; an average of 165 per month), 1.8% of all deaths. In over 99% it concerned euthanasia (by injection). It strikes that since 2014 the rate per year starts to level off: was that over 14% in previous years, in 2014 and 2015 that percentage was 6.7% and 4.77%.

South African Supreme Court of Appeal heard the challenges to the Robin Stransham-Ford High Court ruling
Nov 7, 2016

The South African Supreme Court of Appeal met on 4 November 2016 to hear the challenges to the Robin Stransham-Ford High Court ruling. In this ruling the High Court granted the terminally ill man a physician assisted death. He died on the day the High Court announced its ruling.  After hearing arguments, the Supreme Court of Appeal reserved judgement - their decision is expected next month.

Newsletter October 2016 Go Gentle Australia
Nov 5, 2016

Go Gentle Australia published its October 2016 Newsletter, reporting on the progress of initiatives in South Australia and Victoria. Read it here.

Swiss Federal Statistical Office reports 742 cases of assisted suicide in 2014
Nov 3, 2016

Swissinfo.ch: The Swiss Federal Statistical Office reports that Switzerland saw 742 cases of assisted suicide in 2014, a 26% increase over the previous year.  Assisted suicide accounted for 1.2% of all deaths in Switzerland. The vast majority of those who died by assisted suicide were terminally ill. Men and women were nearly

Japan Society JSDD published its Newsletter nr 163
Nov 2, 2016

Japan Society JSDD published its Newsletter nr 163, in which special attention for a workshop on Living Wills in the scope of 40th anniversary - congratulations JSDD. Also A Memorial Address for Honorary Chairman, Dr. Akihiro Igata, who passed away.

West Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society (WAVES) changes name
Nov 1, 2016

The West Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society (Inc)  (WAVES) has changed its name to DYING WITH DIGNITY WESTERN AUSTRALIA (Inc) (DWDWA). Our email contact is now  info@dwdwa.org.au. Details such as office bearers and our mailing address remain as before, see information here.

RELEVANT, NVVE's magazine nr 4, 2016 published
Oct 31, 2016

RELEVANT, NVVE's magazine nr 4, 2016 published. Read the summary (English) hereFor Dutch readers (and to see the pictures) click here for the full (Dutch) version

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