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Exit International invites to the launch of Sarco on May 9/10 in Venice
May 6, 2019

exit_minusintHR.jpgExit International would like to invite the members of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies and others to the Launch of Sarco. This launch will be held at Venice Design 2019 on 9/10 May in Venice.  

Quick end for Death with Dignity Bill in Nevada
Apr 25, 2019

After a Death with dignity bill was put on the agenda in Nevada last February, this bill already died. The state Senate failed to take a vote on the measure ahead of a Tuesday legislative deadline that decides whether bills move on.

Chinese lawmakers start to argue on legalising euthanasia
Apr 25, 2019

This week, a group of Chinese legislators argued for legalising euthanasia during a review of a draft amendment to the country's civil laws.

The discussion was started by the National People's Congress (NPC), China’s to legislature. Li Jie, a deputy to the NPC, told state media many cancer patients in the terminal stages feel acute pain and would choose euthanasia if available

Belgian RWS publishes Magazine 2019-2
Apr 23, 2019

The Belgian (Dutch-speaking) Right to Die Society RWS published her (Flemish only) quarterly magazine, for the months April, May and June 2019. In this magazine, they announce their annual 'day of dignified dying': this year at the 28th of May. This year's topic is up to date and alive: "Early care planning in residential care centers." This topic is about

End of Life Choice New Zealand published its Newsletter issue 53
Apr 23, 2019

End of Life Choice New Zealand published its Newsletter issue 53

Lawsuits in Germany
Apr 21, 2019

In Germany, six complaints to the prohibition on 'businesslike' assisted suicide are brought to the Federal Constitutional Court and discussed there on the 16th and 17th of April. According to critics, the definition of 'business' would imply that a medical doctor is already guilty if he provides a seriously ill patient with a deadly drug, more than once. In addition, a number of issues also play a role. It will take some months before the Constitutional Court orders a verdict to the complaints.

De Einder publishes April 2019 Newsletter
Apr 21, 2019

Dutch Society De Einder, published its April 2019 Newsletter. Read it here 

Dutch lawsuit (Heringa) has come to a final end
Apr 21, 2019

In the Netherlands, the lawsuit about assisted suicide from a son (Albert Heringa) to his mother (Moek Heringa) has come to an end. On the 16th of April, the Dutch Supreme Court reached its final verdict: that the ruling of the Court of Appeal from 2018, that Heringa was punishable to the crime of assisted suicide, could hold stand.

Spanish Ángel Hernández arrested and brought to court for assisting in the suicide of his wife
Apr 14, 2019

angel hernándezThis week, the Spanish authorities decided to prosecute Ángel Hernández for his assistance in the suicide of his wife, earlier this month. Hernández' wife, Maria José Carrasco, had been suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for thirty years and was in very poor condition. She wanted to end her life for a long time and had formulated this in an advance directive and on various videos made by her husband.

New Jersey now 8th US jurisdiction with a Death with Dignity statute
Apr 13, 2019

On Friday, April 12, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act into law. Less than a month ago, this bill passed the Assembly and Senate. New Jersey is now the seventh state and eight jurisdiction (including Washington DC) that has a death with dignity statute. The law goes into effect on August 1, 2019.

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