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Association Mourir dans le Dignité Quebecoise wins 2013 Humanistic Award
Apr 10, 2013

The Humanist Foundation of Québec (FHQ) and the Humanist Association of Québec (AHQ)presented the Humanist Award 2013 to the Quebec Association for the Right to Die in Dignity (AQDMD). The AQDMD is the first recipient of this award, created this year and consisting of a $ 5,000 grant. The World Federation congratulates AQDMD and its President Hélène Bolduc with this prize and is proud of having AQDMD in its membership.

Dignity South Africa blog about membership and member involvement
Mar 29, 2013

In a blog - dated March 19, 2013 -  on Dignity South Africa's website, the administrator signals a problem ewncountered by many sort like organisations. Read it here.

Amour
Mar 29, 2013

French movie AMOUR wins Best Foreign Language Oscar 2013. It is directed by Austrian Michael Haneke. Lead actors are Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert.  See the trailer here: Amour

New UK Poll supports Old Age Rational Suicide
Mar 29, 2013

On March 8th, 9th, and 10th, ICM (a national organization which does extensive research for the British media) conducted telephone and online opinion polls throughout the UK. As in previous years, this poll was commissioned by the Society for Old Age Rational Suicide (SOARS). In the telephone poll (of 1,002 adults), 78 percent agreed that a mentally competent adult,

Appeal in Carter case Canada BC now going
Mar 29, 2013

Follow the next chapter in the Carter case: the appeal of BC Supreme Court Justice Lynn Smith (see the earlier related items on our webpages here). Ruth von Fuchs has been following the appeal from day to day and reports regularly on DWD Canada's blog.

NEWS RELEASE Final Exit Network on "the Georgia Four"
Mar 29, 2013

HASTINGS, Minnesota FEN Press Release, March 23, 2013

A judge dismissed all charges against former Final Exit Network president Ted Goodwin, who was charged last year with ‘advising, encouraging or assisting’ in the ‘suicide’ of a member. Doreen Dunn, 57, exited in 2007. Goodwin was not involved in Dunn’s self-deliverance. He was charged with a felony and a misdemeanour solely because he was president of Final Exit Network at the time.

Dying with Dignity New South Wales published its Newsletter March 2013
Mar 29, 2013

The "Autumn" Newsletter (March, 2013) of Dying with Dignity NSW can be downloaded here.

Dutch Film on Euthanasia to be screened in Toronto
Mar 26, 2013

 “A Good Death” – a Dutch film with English subtitles – about an euthanasia will be screened in Toronto this and next week. The film is made on the basis of an award winning Dutch play and has met a lot of praise already in Amsterdam, Montreal and other locations around the world.  Screening details:

Unofficial 2012 euthanasia numbers in Belgium
Mar 24, 2013

Unofficial mentions on the 2012 statistics of Euthanasia cases in Belgium indicate that in that year 1432 cases were officially reported to the Federal Control Commission. This implies an increase of over 25% since 2011 (1132 cases). The official report, in which further breakdown of the figures will be represented, will appear later this year.

DWD Canada published its Februari 2013 Newsletter Voice
Mar 24, 2013

Dying with Dignity Canada published its newsletter Voice for Choice Februari 2013.

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