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RtD-Europe biennial announced in September 2019
Dec 2, 2018

During a meeting (download the program here)  in Brussels in November, hosted by two members of the European Parliament (Hilde Vautmans [ALDE] and Josep-Maria Terricabras [Greesn/EFA]) on the instigation of DMD Catalunya and RtD-Europe,

Decrease in (reported) euthanasia cases in NL
Dec 2, 2018

The number of reported cases of euthanasia in 2018 has fallen for the first time since the practice was formalised in 2002. There were 4,600 cases of euthanasia in the Netherlands in the first nine months of this year, a drop of 9% on the same period in 2017. A number

South Australian VES published its November 2018 bulletin
Dec 2, 2018

South Australian VES published its November 2018 bulletin, volume 35 No 3. Read it here.

Marco Cappato's prosecution postponed to September 2019
Dec 2, 2018

ANSA [Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata, Rome] reported on 24 October: Italy's Constitutional Court on Tuesday, 23 October 2018 opened a hearing on the case of right-to-die activist Marco Cappato, who is accused of assisting suicide for helping 40-year-old blind and tetraplegic Italian ex-DJ Fabiano Antoniani, better known as DJ Fabo, take his own life. The Court had to decide, at the request of the judges of Milan, whether the article 580 of the Penal Code, which punishes the instigation to suicide, is in

Japanese Society JSDD publishes its Newsletter 171
Dec 2, 2018

Japanese Society JSDD publishes its Newsletter 171, read the English summary here.

Swiss doctors to disagree on new proposed guidelines in assisted suicide
Dec 2, 2018

According to BioEdge (28 October 2018) the Federation of Swiss Medical Doctors (FMH) has refused to include in its code of ethics new guidelines on end-of-life care proposed and developed by the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS). This proposal provides that a physician may practice assisted suicide for

DWD National Center published its Fall 2018 Dignity Report
Dec 2, 2018

DWD National Center published its Fall 2018 Dignity Report.

American Family Physicians Assocation (AAFP) changes position on assisted suicide
Dec 2, 2018

Earlier this month the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) broke ranks with the American Medical Association (AMA) by adopting a position of “engaged neutrality” on assisted suicide and euthanasia The AMA, an umbrella group for dozens of American medical associations, opposes “aid in dying”.

Go Gentle News Update October 2018
Dec 1, 2018

Find here the October 2018 News Update from Go Gentle Australia; click here.

Omid, UK campaigner died in Switzerland
Dec 1, 2018

Omid, sufferer from MSA and campaigner for legalisation in the UK - see earlier messages about him on this site - died in Switzerland on 4 October 2018.

His legal  team published a press report, to be read here.  Also read the necrology here:

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