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Interested in more news on the Right to Die? FEN circulates on a regular basis an electronic news list (successor to the ERGO News List) with news from around the world.

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De Einder published its Newsletter May 2020
Jun 7, 2020

De Einder published its Newsletter May 2020 (in Dutch only). Articles on the Supreme Court verdict on the euthanasia for an advanced dementia (acquitted), report on a meeting on the position of next of kin in situations of (requests for) euthanasia and some organizational issues.

Lecretia Seales Memorial panel discussion in Wellington New Zealand
May 28, 2020

On Thursday 4 June 2020 the Faculty of Law Victoria of the University of Wellington will launch a recorded panel discussion on Seales v Attorney General and subsequent law reform.  This milestone event is given in honor of lawyer and law reform advocate Lecretia Seales and marks the fifth anniversary of both the decision on the case and Lecretia's death. For the first time, Lecretia's counsel,

DMD Colombia publishes its May 2020 (nr 71) bulletin
May 28, 2020

DMD Colombia publishes its May 2020 (nr 71) bulletin. It can be read here (Spanish only)

Death with Dignity National Center published the Spring 2020 issue of The Dignity Report
May 22, 2020

The Death with Dignity National Center published the Spring 2020 issue of The Dignity Report. This report features updates on grassroots partnerships and legislative activity. Read it here

Vatican strips Belgian group of ‘Catholic’ label over euthanasia
May 17, 2020

The Vatican has put its foot down on a Belgian Catholic group over euthanasia and has declared that it can no longer be considered “Catholic”. The Brothers of Charity, a religious congregation founded in the 19th century, runs 15 highly-respected psychiatric hospitals. In

Japan RTD Society JSDD publishes Newsletter 177
May 7, 2020

The Japan Society for Dying with Dignity (JSDD) published Newsletter 177; you can download and read the English summary here.

Derek Humphry hands ERGO News List over to Final Exit Network
May 2, 2020

Following Derek's 'retirement' , ERGO's Right to Die News List has been taken over by Final Exit Network (USA) and is now called World Right-to-Die News Service. The service was originally created by Derek Humphry, author of the best-selling book Final Exit, creator of ERGO, the Euthanasia Research & Guidance Organization.
Derek passed the service over to Final Exit

AFDMD-Spain publishes Revista DMD nº 81
Apr 30, 2020

The 25th of March, AFDMD-Spain publishes the last issue of their magazine: Revista DMD nº 81 (Spanish only). They also created a guide about "decisions in COVID19 time" (Spanish only) for their members. 

End-of-Life Washington publishes its Spring 2020 Newsletter
Apr 30, 2020

End-of-Life Washington publishes its Spring 2020 Newsletter

Dutch Supreme Court: Physician permitted to grant a written request for euthanasia from individuals suffering from advanced dementia
Apr 24, 2020

At Tuesday the 21st of April, the Dutch Supreme Court handed down a judgment in a case brought 'in the interest of the law'. In this judgment, the Supreme Court explained the premises for imparting substance to the requirements of due care in the special situation that the euthanasia is based on a written request from an individual suffering from advanced dementia.


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