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Breaking News: Sean Davison accepts plea bargain
Jun 20, 2019

19 June, 2019: Sean Davison has accepted a plea bargain with the court. He is placed under house arrest for three years. The risks for being convicted with life sentences was too high for Sean, considering his three children.  News 24 gives a detailed report of the agreement and its consequences.

Australia's first euthanasia law in effect
Jun 19, 2019

As of today, June 19, 2019, Victoria Australia has a new euthanasia law. Worth celebrating. Though it is labelled as the most conservative law in the world, it is a law giving under conddition choices for Victorians.

ADMD Belgium published its Newsbulletin nr 151 (1st of 2019)
Jun 16, 2019

ADMD Belgium published its Newsbulletin nr 151, first quarter of 2019 (French only).

Rodney Syme honoured as Member of the Order of Australia
Jun 11, 2019

Dr Rodney Syme, a longtime advocate for euthanasia, is being appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his significant service to social welfare initiatives and law reform. 

Hastings Center is going to research dementia and the end of life
Jun 11, 2019

The Hastings Center has announced a new and very important research project: Dementia and the Ethics of Choosing When to Die.

Dying with dignity Tasmania publishes Newsletter 2019-1
Jun 8, 2019

Right to die organisation (although not a member of the Worldfederation) Dying with dignity Tasmania publishes is first newsletter of 2019

DWD Canada publishes May 2019 news: A court victory in Ontario and advance requests
Jun 8, 2019

  Dying with Dignity Canada published its May 2019 Newsletter.

International media misrepresented death of Dutch 17-year old as ‘euthanasia’
Jun 6, 2019

Last days, several international newspapers paid attention to the death of a 17-year old girl in the Netherlands but labelled it incorrectly as euthanasia.

Sean Davison again in court the 19th of June
May 30, 2019

Friday the 24th of May 2019, Sean Davison appeared in the Cape Town magistrates court in connection to the pre-meditated murder of Richard Holland in 2015. This Cape Town magistrates court decided his case to be formally transferred to the High Court. A pre-trial hearing for this High Court will be held on June 19, 2019.

Suicide Assistance Prohibition in Austria: DIGNITAS initiates constitutional action
May 30, 2019

The Swiss association DIGNITAS has instructed an Austrian lawyer to bring an action before the Austrian Constitutional Court. The purpose of the procedure is

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