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In Austria, the Constitutional Court deals with the constitutionality of the prohibition of assisted suicide
Sep 26, 2020

On September 24th, the Constitutional Court in Austria held a public hearing on the prohibition of participation in suicide. According to the Austrian lawyer who brought the case to court, the prohibition is against the Austrian constitution, and also against European law. 

Colombia on its way to a law
Sep 21, 2020

Although euthanasia is for many years allowed and regulated in Colombia, it never came to a law. Till now - a new bill is introduced and discussed in Parliament. 

ADMD Belgium publishes Newsbulletin 155 (Q1 - 2020)
Sep 11, 2020

The Belgian ADMD (Association pour le Droit de Mourir dans la  Dignité) published its Newsbulletin nr 155  (French only). 

Dutch NVVE publishes its 2nd Relevant magazine of 2020
Sep 11, 2020

The Dutch Right to Die Society NVVE published its second Relevant of 2020 (Dutch only). 

Attention for the Paramedics Supporting Choices in Dying advocacy group
Sep 7, 2020

As Worldfederation of Right to Die Societies, we'd like to draw your attention to the Paramedics Supporting Choices in Dying advocacy group. This group can be followed on Facebook: /paramedicsforvad/. The convenor of this group is  Beau Summer. He <--break->has produced

Dying with Dignity Queensland publishes its August 2020 Newsletter
Sep 7, 2020

Dying with Dignity Queensland (Australia) published its Newsletter of Augustus 2020.  

5 Nordic countries to organize a Webinar on assistance in dying.
Sep 3, 2020

After the first fruitful meeting in 2019 of 5 Nordic Right to Die Societies, the planned 2020 meeting will – due to Covid-19 – be changed into an internet meeting in November. See further information provided here.

Humanist Association British Columbia (Can) is looking for support
Sep 3, 2020

The Canadian federal law on assisted dying, passed in June 2016, excludes mature minors, those with mental illnesses and those facing degenerative conditions. A bill that would make some positive amendments to the law died when the government prorogued Parliament in August 2020. The Canadian (BC) Humanist Association is asking your support. See their call here.

In Victoria, the VAD Review Board published their third report about the VAD law
Sep 1, 2020

In Victoria, the Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) Review Board published their third report about the VAD law that is in force since 2019. You can read it here: Report of operations January–June 2020

Japan Society for Dying with Dignity reacts on report on assisted suicide of ALS patient
Aug 31, 2020

The Japan Society for Dying with Dignity (JSDD) has come with an official statement regarding a recent media report on an ALS patient’s assisted suicide. Read it here


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