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DWD NSW published its Newsletter November 2018
Dec 3, 2018

DWD NSW published its Newsletter Novemnber 2018. Read it here.

Dutch NVVE publishes its 2018 - 4 magazine Relevant
Dec 3, 2018

Dutch NVVE publishes its 2018 - 4 magazine Relevant. The (English) summary can be read here. A full (Dutch only) copy can be seen here.

California's End of Life Option Act still under scrutiny?
Dec 3, 2018

The juridical battle about the legality of California's End-of-Life Option Act has for the time being turned into the right direction, when the Fourth District Court of Appeal overturned the district court decision nullifying the End of Life Option Act, ruling the physician plaintiffs who

Favyts/VandenEnden Award presented on 2 November
Dec 3, 2018

RWS, Belgium (Flanders) Right to Die Society has been  presenting the first 2018 Favyts/VandenEnden Award to Romy van Rickstal from the End-of-Life Care Research Group. This award will be presented from now on every 2 November in the scope of World Right to Die Day. Romy's prize winning article  dealt with Advance care planning and young dementia patients.

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


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