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Canadian External Panel report publicly posted
Feb 10, 2016

The Canadian External Panel, installed by the former Canadian to look into Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada,  has offered their report to the Honourable Jane Philpott, the (new) Minister of Health. Panelmembers were Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov, Professor Catherine Frazee and Professor Benoît Pelletier. Read the (long!) report here.

Update on - complex - Canadian developments
Feb 10, 2016

UPDATE on Canadian developments.

Since Quebec law and Federal development interact with each other, in the scheme below it is tried to give a schematic overview; see following

Final Exodus Blog on Physician Assisted Dying
Feb 10, 2016

Final Exodus asked attention for a Kevin Drum article in Mother Jones (a Californian non-profit journal) on assisted dying. "The best" , read it here

ADMD Belgium published its Newsletter nr 137-138
Feb 10, 2016

ADMD Belgium published its Newsletter nr 137-138. NB in French only. Read it here.

Final Exit book celebrates 25 year
Feb 9, 2016

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Derek Humphry's ground breaking book Final Exit, the Final Exit Network USA organised a Death with Dignity Day on January 2,  2016. The press release said:
Books have the power to encourage and advance change. But only rarely does a book, by itself, establish a new civil liberty and start a movement to achieve it. Such a book is Derek Humphry’s Final Exit.The notion that people had a right to end their suffering came as a shock.

Mexican DMD new member of WFRtDS
Feb 9, 2016

Since February 1, 2016 Por el Derecho a Morir con Dignidad AC (DMD Mexico) is admitted as interim member of the WFRtDS: welcome!  For information click here.

40 years old Japan Society JSDD published its Newsletter nr 160
Feb 9, 2016

Read here English Summary of Japanese JSDD Newsletter issue 160, accompanied by an additional booklet with interviews, r

New - electronic - Journal of Assisted Dying launched in Australia
Feb 9, 2016

Dying for Choice, Neil Francis' Blog, announced the launch of the new Journal of Assisted Dying.

New move in Ireland on the Right to Die front
Jan 12, 2016

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”.

New Swiss member: Associazione Liberty Life
Dec 17, 2015

Associazione Liberty Life - a Swiss Right to Die Society in Italian speaking canton of Ticino -  has been admitted as interim member of WFRtDS.


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