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Japanese JSDD publishes its Newsletter nr 167
Oct 23, 2017

Japanese JSDD publishes its Newsletter nr 167. Read it here.

First year of Canadian medical aid in dying: nearly 2000 cases
Oct 23, 2017

Nearly 2,000 people with incurable diseases were helped to die by a doctor in the first year since Canada legalized medically-assisted suicide, according to a report published Friday. From the time Ottawa passed the legislation in June 2016 to June 30, 2017, 1982 people ended their lives in this way, according to Health Canada. Most had cancer, the agency said.

13th Biennial meeting of RTD-E in Brussels on 11 and 12 October 2017
Oct 12, 2017

The meeting was hosted by the "Centre of Expertise on the Worthy End of Life"  in Wemmel near Brussels in Belgium. The second day the meeting will be continued in the European Parliament. The RtD-E CHARTER 2017 (PDF) to be discussed in the EP can be found here. There were no changes in the Board of RtD-Europe.

Juan Mendoza Vega, former WF President, died.
Oct 10, 2017

We just received the sad news from his daughter of the passing ub his sleep on 6 October 2017 in Bogota of Juan Mendoza Vega (84),  WF President from 2008 - 2010. Juan was neurosurgeon. He was Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Rosario since 1969, where he taught the History of medicine and medical ethics.

New WFRtDS members from Poland and HongKong
Oct 4, 2017

Since this month WFRtDS received an application for membership of two new Societies.  The Polish Society Stowarzyszenie na Rzecz Prawa do Umierania w Godnosci and the group Eternity Living Life Company Limited from HongKong were both accepted as interim member. Welcome.

The 2017 NuTech conference to be held in Toronto on 28 and 29 October
Oct 1, 2017

The 2017 NuTech conference to be held in Toronto and coordinated by EXIT International is in the final stages of planning To increase potential audience participation, and to embrace new technologies!, Exit will Live-Stream the proceedings. A tentative draft program will

September 2017 newsletter De Einder (NL) published
Oct 1, 2017

September 2017 newsletter De Einder (NL) published. This letter - though in Dutch only -  can be read here.

DMD Colombia publishes its Newsletter (Bolletin no 63)
Oct 1, 2017

DMD Colombia published its Newsletter (Boletin no 63) (in Spanish). Read it here.

Italian groups and individuals join in writing President of Italian Parliamentary Health Committee
Oct 1, 2017

A small but significant group of  societies and persons sent a letter to senator De Biasi, the President of the Commission on Health Committee, at the occasion of the debate on the Bill on informed consent and advance directives. It may not be a huge step forward, but the fact that some associations committed

Investigation into possibly punishable case of euthanasia in the Netherlands
Oct 1, 2017

For the first time since the Dutch Euthanasia law came into force in 2002, the Board of Procurators General decided to launch a criminal investigation into a possibly punishable case of euthanasia,carried out by a physician in a nursing home. The suspect was acting as a physician when she carried out euthanasia on a 74-year old severely demented

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