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24 July - Webinar on barriers to assisted dying
Jul 12, 2019

On 24 July, Dying With Dignity Canada will broadcast a webinar about medical assistance in dying (MAID), named “Journeys with choice: Shining a light on barriers to assisted dying”. The webinar will be featuring two speakers with personal experience supporting a loved one who requested medical assistance in dying (MAID).

Go Gentle Australia published its Winter 2019 newsletter
Jul 12, 2019

Go Gentle Australia published its Winter 2019 newsletter. There have been significant advances in Australia and overseas, most notably the implementation of the VAD law in Victoria. 

Vincent Lambert passed away
Jul 12, 2019

On Thursday the 11th of July, Vincent Lambert died in Reims, France, after an intense family dispute over his fate that led to years of legal battles and put him at the center of right-to-die debates. He was 42.

DGHS published Newsletter 2019-03
Jul 7, 2019

The German RtD Society DGHS (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Humanes Sterben) published its 

Charges against assisted suicide in Canberra dropped because of 'good intent and minimal acts'
Jul 7, 2019

In the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), prosecutors decided it was not in the public interest to prosecute a Canberra man who helped his wife ending her life, because it was an act of "love and compassion". 

German judges confirmed the acquittals of two doctors in cases of (passive) euthanasia
Jul 4, 2019

On Wednesday the 3rd of July, the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) has confirmed the acquittals of two doctors in passive euthanasia cases. The doctors were not obliged to save the life of their patients after a suicide attempt.

Maine Death with Dignity Act enacted and signed
Jul 3, 2019

On Wednesday the 12th of June, Governor Janet Mills signed the LD 1313, the Death with Dignity Act into law. With the Governor’s signature, Maine became the 9th jurisdiction (and 8th state) to allow people with a terminal illness to die the way they want: without suffering, in peace, and with dignity. 

DMD Colombia published its Newsletter nr 68
Jul 3, 2019

DMD Colombia publishes its Newsletter nr 68 (Spanish only). 

French ADMD publishes Newsletter June 2019
Jun 30, 2019

 The French Right to Die association ADMD (Association pour le Droit de Mourir dans la  Dignité) published its

AFDMD-Spain publishes Newsletter June 2019
Jun 30, 2019

AFDMD-Spain publishes the last issue of their magazine: Revista DMD nº 79 (Spanish only).

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