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Dying with Dignity New South Wales publishes its July 2012 Newsletter
Jul 27, 2012

Dying with Dignity New South Wales Australia (DWD NSW)'s July 2012 Newsletter edition  now available.

Is the word suicide a mismatch in death with dignity?
Jul 27, 2012

Some countries and jurisdictions use the word suicide in the scope of death with dignity, while others  strongly oppose using this word, because it is linked to concepts as "killing" and has negative connotations.

Another try in New Zealand to legalize End-of-Life Choice
Jul 27, 2012

This week a draft End-of-Life Choice Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament for a ballot. When this ballot turns out positive, the bill will be put on the order paper of the Parliament.

SAVES Australia brings out new information displays
Jul 25, 2012

SAVES Australia brings out new information displays that will be hosted in libraries & used in public events.

Death with Dignity Queensland, Australia, published its Newsletter
Jul 23, 2012

Death with Dignity Queensland, Australia, published its Newsletter volume 26, volume no 3, 2012-7.

Opening in debate on assisted dying in France by President Hollande
Jul 21, 2012

Although he did not mention the word "euthanasie", French president Hollande indeed opened the debate on assisted dying, using instead long-winded wordings. He stated that "suffering patients sometimes might need more than just stopping (futile) treatments (Leonetti's law)".

Strassbourg's Human Rights Court admonishes Germany
Jul 21, 2012

In a Chamber Judgement in the case of  Koch versus Germany  (application no. 497/09), which is not final, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strassbourg held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the European Convention on Human Rights in respect of the German courts’ refusal to examine the merits of Mr Koch’s complaint.

Newsletter 146 for Japanese Society for Dying with Dignity (JSDD) published
Jul 20, 2012

Just published: JSDD Newsletter, edition 146. Excerpts in English can be found here.

Victory in Switzerland: Vaud referendum approves assisted suicide in institutions
Jul 18, 2012

On June 17, a referendum was organised in Vaud (a Swiss canton) to allow assisted suicide to be implemented in healt institutions. There was a good majority (61,6 %) in favor of the proposal from the State Government: to allow assisted suicide in elderly homes, nursing homes and hospitals. As a consequence now all the homes and hospitals have to allow their patients to die with EXIT.

Texts and pictures from WF Congress Zürich published
Jul 18, 2012

Interested in what was said during the Public Day (June 15) at the WF Congress in Zürich. Go visit the special website. You also can visit the special page on Conferences on this site.


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