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European Division of WFRtDS

Interested in more news on the Right to Die? ERGO circulates on a regular basis an electronic newslist with news from around the world.

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WFRtDS SUPPORTERS

Not a RtD-Society, but eager to support the Federation? The WFRtDS acknowledges Supporter as a new category of partnership, next to Membership and  Associate Membership. A supporter is an individual who supports the aims of the Federation and contributes with an annual gift of  a minimum of US $ 25.

Supporters will be listed as such, will be kept up to date with the proceedings of the Federation and are allowed to attend WF meetings. They will not have voting rights. (WFRtDS Statutes 4.3, Article 8).

Please complete Registration Form  and send this to robjonquiere@worldrtd.net

WFRtDS Congress 2020

 

The next biennial WF Congress will be hosted by DMD Mexico and take place from Tuesday 27  -  Saturday 31 October 2020 in Mexico City.

 

The Congress will focus on the ethical sides of the end of life issues using as title: 

 

OPCIONES y DIGNIDAD al FINAL de la VIDA:

un enfoque bioétioco.

Options and Dignity at the End of Life: a bioethical approach.

 

More details on program and registration will follow soon beginning 2020. Visit this website regularly.

Tine Nys trial started
Jan 19, 2020

The 14th of January, a euthanasia trial is started in Ghent, Belgium. Three physicians stand in court, to defend themselves for the accusation of 'poisoning'. 

Belgian RWS publishes Magazine 2020-1
Jan 4, 2020

The Belgian (Dutch-speaking) Right to Die Society RWS published her (Flemish only) Magazine 2020-1, for the months January, February and March 2020. 

In Peru a paralyzed woman is campaigning for the right to end her own life
Jan 4, 2020

Almost completely paralyzed by a terminal illness, 42-year-old Peruvian Ana Estrada says she is a "prisoner in her own body" and yearns to be legally allowed to end her own life. But Peru doesn't permit medically assisted suicide, so Estrada is campaigning for a change in the law.

Alzheimer's disease and assisted dying in UK
Dec 30, 2019

As in many countries around the world, according to figures from the UK Office of National Statistics show that the number of deaths attributed to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia continues to rise. 1 in 8 of all deaths in England and Wales were caused by dementia in 2018.

The subject of dementia and assisted dying is complex and raises a minefield of ethical issues. A new book,



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The World Federation

The World Federation, founded in 1980, consists of 54 right to die organizations from 28countries. The Federation provides an international link for organizations working to secure or protect the rights of individuals to self-determination at the end of their lives.

Joining Information

If you are interested in inquiring about or even acquiring - as a Society -  membership, please read the Joining information and complete the application-form. 

Official languages

The official language of the WFRtDS is English. Where available or applicable, some information is also published in other languages (French, German, Italian or Spanish), opening by clicking on the appropriate flag. 

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