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Final Exit Network publishes its May 2013 Newsletter Vol 12 No 2 (Spring Edition) , to be read here.
In a June Newsletter, Dignity in Dying UK, writes about the latest developments there. You can read it here.
The Flemish Right to Die Society RWS is using new technology to assist their members in letting others know about their wishes in all circumstances. On a small alluminium pendant all wishes are coded in a so caled QR-code, which can be read by using smart phones.
The Belgian Parliament is discussing a number of extensions on the existing law: legalising euthanasia for minors; extending the value of an advance directive for an unlimited time; legalising euthanasia in cases of dementia and other brain-disorders; duty to refer people asking for euthanasia when a doctor is not prepared to comply with the request.
On the occasion of the RtD-Europe meeting in Rome (June 2013) Dignitas published a Newsletter with interesting informaion on the Swiss situation. Read it here.
At their Biennial Meeting - organised by Libera Uscita - in Rome, RtD-Europe elected a new Board. Aycke Smook (NL) continues as President, Mireille Kies (L), Jet van Hoek (B) as secretary, Hugh Wynne (UK) as treasurer, and Enrico Bertrand Cattinari (I) were elected as Directors for 2013 -2015.
Next to sharing experiences between member societies and showing impressive documentaries
On June 12, 2013, The National Assembly of Quebec tabled Bill 52, historic legislation in support of better end-of-life care, including the right to medically assisted dying for the grievously ill. The tabling of the bill was met with a standing ovation.
If this legislation becomes law, Quebec will become the first Canadian jurisdiction to legalize
Libera Uscita publishes their Newsletter Il Punto (no 107), to be read here (in Italian)
Dying with Dignity Canada publishes its May 2013 Newsletter Voice for Choice. It can be read here.