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RELEVANT, NVVE's magazine nr 3, 2016 is published. Read the summary (English) here. For Dutch readers (and to see the pictures)
The Leonetti/Claeys End-of-Life law came into force this month. The text was adopted in February 2016, after several years of debate and creates new rights for patients at the end of life. The End of life Act completes the Leonetti law which, since 2005, grants a right to let to die and gives the possibility to terminate therapeutic persistence. This law however does not deal with legalising active euthanasia or assisted suicide. Patients get two possibilities: firstly, a right to "deep and continuous sedation until death", i.e. a right to fall asleep before dying without suffering. A patient with a serious and incurable disease
D2KDay (Dying to Know Day) is officially celebrated on August 8th each year in Australia.
Since 2013, Right to Die Europe (RtD-Europe) has taken a participatory status (INGO) with the Council of Europe (CoE). This European institution – amongst others - engages with human rights and therefore has a special Human Rights Committee. The conference of INGO’s, working
The South African Government is appealing in the Robyn Stransham-Ford ruling in November. Dignity SA will
AAVIVRE..sa fin de vie published its Newsletter no 10 (in French only).
AAVIVRE..sa fin de vie published the booklet "Self Deliverance", translation of a French publication. It provides well written information, such as what steps to take when wanting to decide for yourself.
The Committee of the Victorian parliament tabled their final report from the Inquiry into End-of-life Choices. President Lesley Vick of Dying With Dignity Victoria Inc states: "At DWDV we are extremely pleased with this excellent report and its recommendations concerning end of life choices. As you will see it is comprehensive, evidence based and
At the WF Conference Euthanasia2016 in Amsterdam, a documentary called "Mothers don't jump off buildings" was screened, directed by Elena Lindemans. Her mother struggles for a long time with an unbearable mental illness before she asked for euthanasia. The request is not processed. On 25 February 2002