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Albert Heringa has been cleared from charges of assisting his 99-year-old mother Moek to commit suicide. The acquittal contributes to a possible legalisation of life termination on request by a non-medical individual. The Netherlands legalized physician-assisted suicide in 2002. But Albert Heringa helped his mother die in 2008
DWD Victoria published its Summer Newsletter Update in May 2015. You can read it here.
Recently Hemlock San Diego published its May 2015 Newsletter. It can be read here (PDF).
Euthanasia in International and Comparative Perspective, edited by Marc Groenhuijsen and Floris van Laanen, has been reviewed by Raphael Cohen-Almagor, Professor and Chair in Politics, at Hull University. Although the book originally was published in 2006, the discussion brought forward in this review by Cohen-Almagor is usefull reading. Download PDF here.
Read here Final Exit Network's May 2015 Newsletter with all the recent news.
In his post for DWD Canada's blog, Quebec nurse Nathan Friedland writes with passion about how healthcare providers in his province will soon become Canada's go-to experts on how to help patients die with dignity and in comfort. Quebec is preparing to implement Bill 52, an end-of-life care law that includes provisions for assisted dying, by the end of the year:
Unknowingly, Quebec has given doctors across the entire country an incredibly valuable teaching tool
Disability rights campaigners who say assisted suicide policy in England and Wales is too "liberal" have won permission to bring a legal challenge. Director of public prosecutions Alison Saunders last year clarified assisted suicide guidelines, making prosecutions of health professionals less likely.
At London's High Court, Nikki and Merv Kenward argued she had "changed" policy, making it more "liberal". Judges
The German Humanist Society, together with a couple of other interested groups, organises a debate (Podiumsdiskussion) on Organized Suicide Assistance on June 3, 2015 in Berlin (see attached [German language only] flyer for details).
Speakers will include Roger Kusch (Sterbehilfe Deutschland) and Ludwig Minelli (Dignitas Deutschland).