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Independent member of Irish Parliament TD John Halligan moved a Private Member’s Bill providing for “a dignified and peaceful end of life” for qualifying persons.The Dying with Dignity Bill 2015 would recognise “the right of clearly consenting adults who are enduring intolerable physical suffering to seek medical help to end their lives”.
Associazione Liberty Life - a Swiss Right to Die Society in Italian speaking canton of Ticino - has been admitted as interim member of WFRtDS.
Dying with Dignity NSW publishes its summer Newsletter nr 133 (December 2015)
Have you recently visited the special Conference website? Otherwise - please do and see who is going to speak and on what issues. Don't forget the early bird registrations!
The Government of Quebec has appealed to the decision of the Quebec Supreme Court of last week. The Court agreed to hear the appeal and by so doing they have effectively suspended the judgement and permitting the implementation of Bill 52 in its entirety, including the provisions for physician assisted dying (known as medical aid in dying in Quebec’s bill).
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.
The latest Final Exit Network Newsletter (November 2015) can be found here.
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