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Roland Kunz, Swiss pioneer in palliative care, retires
Apr 11, 2020

What can medicine do for the dying? "A lot," says Roland Kunz. The geriatrician has made a significant contribution to anchoring palliative care in Swiss healthcare. The chief physician of the university clinic for acute geriatrics and head of the palliative care unit in the Zurich Waid hospital has accompanied thousands of people to his death during his professional life.

Belgian RWS publishes Magazine 2020-2
Apr 7, 2020

The Belgian (Dutch-speaking) Right to Die Society RWS published her (Flemish only) Magazine 2020-2, for the months April, May and June 2020. 

End of Life Choice New Zealand publishes its Newsletter issue 56
Mar 28, 2020

 End of Life Choice New Zealand published its Newsletter issue 56. 

 

Dying with Dignity NSW publishes its Autumn 2020 Newsletter
Mar 28, 2020

Dying with Dignity New South Wales published its Autumn 2020 Newsletter.

The Dignity Report 2020 published
Mar 28, 2020

The Portland based Death with Dignity National Centre (DDNC) has published The Winter 2020 Dignity Report

DMD Colombia publishes its Newsletter nr 70
Mar 28, 2020

DMD Colombia publishes its Newsletter nr 70 (Spanish only). 

French ADMD publishes Newsletter 149 (February 2020)
Mar 15, 2020

 The French Right to Die association ADMD (Association pour le Droit de Mourir dans la  Dignité) published its Newsletter 149 (February 2020)
You can read it on their website. We also made an English translation.   

Belgian Euthanasia Review Committee reported on 2019
Mar 5, 2020

The Belgian Euthanasia Review Committee (FCEE) reported on 2019. They published a Dutch and a French press release. The figures relate to the registration documents of patients undergoing euthanasia that were examined by the Commission in the period between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019.

German Constitutional Court: German ban on assisted suicide is against the Constitution
Feb 26, 2020

On Wednesday February 26, the Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgerichtin Karlsruhe declared the German ban on assisted suicide (that exists since 2015) unconstitutional. This is a great victory for the people who brought this ban to courtamong others: seriously ill patients and doctors.

Victorian VAD law has operated safely in the first six months
Feb 23, 2020

In Victoria, the Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) Review Board published their second report about the VAD law that is in force since 2019. You can read it here

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