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Dying with Dignity New South Wales Australia (DWD NSW)'s July 2012 Newsletter edition now available.
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.
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 that will be hosted in libraries & used in public events.
Death with Dignity Queensland, Australia, published its Newsletter volume 26, volume no 3, 2012-7.
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)".
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.
Just published: JSDD Newsletter, edition 146. Excerpts in English can be found here.
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.