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Tine Nys trial in Belgium finished
Feb 2, 2020

The 3 Belgian doctors in the so called Tine Nys trial all have been completely acquitted. After a two-week trial and eight hours of final debate, a 12-person jury in the criminal court of Ghent, in northwestern Belgium, cleared the three practitioners,  the doctor who gave the

Portugal Parliament set to debate decriminalisation of physician-assisted death
Feb 2, 2020

On Thursday 30 January, Portugal’s Parliament agreed to debate on the decriminalization of physician-assisted death in their country. A bill to allow euthanasia and assisted suicide will be discussed on 20 February.  Pedro Filipe Soares, parliamentary leader of the BE, Andre Silva, PAN MP, and Pedro Delgado Alves, vice-president of the PS, said they

Dignitas publishes January 2020 Press Release
Jan 29, 2020

The non-profit member society DIGNITAS (To live with dignity – To die with dignity) publishes her January 2020 Press Release.

ADMD Belgium publishes Newsbulletin 153-154 (Q3-Q4 - 2019)
Jan 27, 2020

The Belgian ADMD (Association pour le Droit de Mourir dans la  Dignité) published its Newsbulletin nr 153-154 (French only). 

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,

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.  

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

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

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