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Marco Cappato's prosecution postponed to September 2019
Dec 2, 2018

ANSA [Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata, Rome] reported on 24 October: Italy's Constitutional Court on Tuesday, 23 October 2018 opened a hearing on the case of right-to-die activist Marco Cappato, who is accused of assisting suicide for helping 40-year-old blind and tetraplegic Italian ex-DJ Fabiano Antoniani, better known as DJ Fabo, take his own life. The Court had to decide, at the request of 

Japanese Society JSDD publishes its Newsletter 171
Dec 2, 2018

Japanese Society JSDD publishes its Newsletter 171, read the English summary here.

Swiss doctors to disagree on new proposed guidelines in assisted suicide
Dec 2, 2018

According to BioEdge (28 October 2018) the Federation of Swiss Medical Doctors (FMH) has refused to include in its code of ethics new guidelines on end-of-life care proposed and developed by the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS). This proposal provides that a physician may practice assisted suicide for

DWD National Center published its Fall 2018 Dignity Report
Dec 2, 2018

DWD National Center published its Fall 2018 Dignity Report.

American Family Physicians Assocation (AAFP) changes position on assisted suicide
Dec 2, 2018

Earlier this month the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) broke ranks with the American Medical Association (AMA) by adopting a position of “engaged neutrality” on assisted suicide and euthanasia The AMA, an umbrella group for dozens of American medical associations, opposes “aid in dying”.

New Organisation started in India
Dec 2, 2018

"IM Euthanasia India" announced their formation. The organisation will be dedicating their efforts to change the premises in the Indian legal system for a 'Right to Live and Die with Dignity'. As a start they produced and published a 25 minutes video on You Tube - see it here. IM Euthanasia India is currently considering joining the WFRtDS.

ADMD Belge a publiée sa Bulletin 149, Octobre 2018
Dec 1, 2018

ADMD Belge a publiée sa Bulletin 149, Octobre 2018. Lisez ici

ADMD Belgium published its Newsbulletin nr 149, October 2018
Dec 1, 2018

ADMD Belgium published its Newsbulletin nr 149, October 2018, read it here (French only)

Spanish Parlaiment considers euthanasia debate
Dec 1, 2018

El Pais (Oriol Guell, Anabel Diez and Susane Urra) reports: A PSOE bill that was introduced in 2018 spring, has been brought back for debate in the Spanish Congress  by the Popular Party (PP). This does not imply that there is agreement, new PP President Pablo Casado is opposing the PSOE bill and comes with an alternative proposal.

Go Gentle News Update October 2018
Dec 1, 2018

Find here the October 2018 News Update from Go Gentle Australia; click here.

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