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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,

Dying with Dignity NSW publishes its Summer 2019 Newsletter
Dec 26, 2019

Dying with Dignity New South Wales published its Summer 2019 Newsletter.

De Einder publishes December 2019 Newsletter
Dec 26, 2019

Dutch Society De Einder published its December 2019 Newsletter. Read it in Dutch and English.

Marco Cappato definitively acquitted for assisting DJ Fabo in his suicide
Dec 26, 2019

On Monday December 23, Marco Cappato was finally acquitted of assisted suicide. This decision followed the Constitutional Court landmark ruling of last month.  

End of Life Washington presents annual report 2019
Dec 22, 2019

End of Life Washington presents their Annual Report 2019.

Next year: End of Life Choices (Voluntary Assisted Dying) Bill 2020 tabled in Tasmania
Dec 22, 2019

Next year, Mike Gaffney will be tabling a Private Member’s Bill in the Tasmanian Legislative Council: the End of Life Choices (Voluntary Assisted Dying) Bill 2020.

End of Life Choice New Zealand publishes its Newsletter issue 55
Dec 22, 2019

 End of Life Choice New Zealand published its Newsletter issue 55


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