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Dutch film on euthanasia "A Good Death" now featuring in a number of Festivals
Sep 1, 2012

Wallis Film Productions has turned the successful Dutch play "De Goede Dood" (A Good Death) into a film with English subtitles.This film will be internationally presented on film festivals.

NVVE, Dutch Right to Die Society, launches website about international films
Aug 31, 2012

After the successful ending of the Film & Documentary Festival THE END in Amsterdam at the beginning of 2012, the NVVE decided to continue THE END in a digital form. The website This is the End is a gathering ground of background information on international documentaries and films regarding the subject of voluntary end-of-life decisions.

Japanese non-partisan group plans submission of Death with Dignity Bill in Japanese Diet
Aug 30, 2012

The Japan Times (August 25, 2012) reports on the action by a non-partisan group of lawmakers to submit a bill to the Diet (the Japanese Parliament) aiming at the protection of the rights of those that do not want life support when terminally ill.

Develpments with regard to assisted dying to be discussed in European Parliament
Aug 30, 2012

The European Parliament Platform for Secularism in Politics (EPPSP, a cross party working group of members of the European Parliament, addressing issues relating to the relationship between religion, philosophical convictions and politics) will discuss current developments with regard to assisted dying and living wills on September 5, 2012 from 12:30 - 14:00 in room ASP 1 E 1 of the European Parliament.

Interviews for Côté's In Search of Gentle death now on YouTube
Aug 30, 2012

Since the KIndle version of In Search of Gentle Death of Dick Côté can be sold from the Amazon sites in the US, Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan, Publisher Corinthian Books and Dick Côté decided to release all video-ed interviews on YouTube, to everyone who would like to view them. See announcement here.

Right to Die NL, NVVE, published its quarterly Relevant 2012-03
Aug 29, 2012

NVVE, the Dutch RtD Society published its 3rd quarterly magazine Relevant, issue 2012-03. An English summary can be downloaded here.

Final Exit Network USA published its latest Newsletter 11-3, July 2012
Aug 29, 2012

Final Exit Network published its latest Newsletter, issue 11-3, July 2012. NB!

Locked-in Tony Nicklinson died
Aug 25, 2012

A week after his verdict Tony Nicklinson (see the newsitem on this site earlier) died. He had stopped taking food and fluids and got a - fatal - pneumonia, which was not treated because of his earlier advanced directives clarifying such choices.

BC Court of Apeal uphelds Gloria Taylor's exemption to the right to die
Aug 19, 2012

The BC Court of Appeal has denied the Attorney General of Canada’s attempt to prevent Gloria Taylor from exercising her court-approved right to die. (see our earlier messages about Gloria Taylor and the BC Courts decision here). 

UK ‘locked-in syndrome’ sufferer loses legal battle to be allowed to die
Aug 19, 2012

Mr Nicklinson, 58, was left almost completely paralysed and unable to speak but fully conscious after a stroke on holiday in Greece seven years ago.The former businessman communicates through a specially adapted computer which records blinks and tiny head movements.

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