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Swiss EXIT official found guilty of helping a woman who wanted to die
Oct 19, 2019

A court in Geneva has given a suspended sentence to the regional vice-president of EXIT, Pierre Beck, for helping an 86-year-old woman to die when she was not sick.

Canadian Alzheimer Society won't fight potential legal changes allowing patients to make advance requests for MAID
Oct 17, 2019

 The Alzheimer Society of Canada has changed a key aspect of its stand on medical assistance in dying, saying it will no longer fight potential legal changes that would allow dementia patients to make advance requests for the procedure.

Dutch government publishes report about end of life decisions regarding minors
Oct 15, 2019

End september the Dutch government publishes a report about the way physicians and parents deal with the end of life of minors. The report can be read here, only in Dutch. 

Trudeau says that if reelected he will relax the Canadian assisted dying law
Oct 13, 2019

On Thursday the 10th of October, liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said that if re-elected, he would 'relax' the federal assisted dying laws, created by his own government, within six months.

EXITUS RY Finland launches Living Will
Oct 10, 2019

On October 8, 2019 Exitus Ry Finland launches the idea of a “Dying Will” (advance directive). The idea is that someone can declare and sign his/her position concerning assisted dying in certain circumstances when the prognosis is poor and she/he is suffering. A lot

Belgian RWS publishes Magazine 2019-4
Oct 6, 2019

The Belgian (Dutch-speaking) Right to Die Society RWS published her (Flemish only) Magazine 2019-4, for the months Oktober, November and December 2019. 

Colorado assisted suicide fight headed back to state court
Oct 5, 2019

A legal battle over Colorado's assisted suicide law will be fought in state court. The case is about a terminally ill man and a doctor fired for trying to help him end his life. 

No appeal from Quebec government to landmark ruling
Oct 3, 2019

After the Quebec Tribunal in September declared the requirement in the Canadian Criminal Code, that there must be a reasonably foreseeable natural death, unconstitutional, the Quebec government says it won't appeal to this court ruling.

England: Widow found not guilty of murder after she gave her husband a terminal dose of medicine
Oct 2, 2019

An 80-year-old woman who gave her terminally ill husband a fatal dose of medicine so he could end his life has been cleared of murder, triggering calls for a change in the law on assisted dying.

ADMD Belgium publishes Newsbulletin 152 (Q2 - 2019)
Sep 30, 2019

The Belgian ADMD (Association pour le Droit de Mourir dans la  Dignité) published its Newsbulletin nr 152 (French only), their second newsletter of 2019. 

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