Font size:


Final Exit Network published its May 2017 Newsletter volume 16 no 3
Sep 21, 2017

Final Exit Network published its September 2017 Newsletter volume 16 no 3 ('summer edition'). Read it here.

West Australian Parliament launches inquiry into end-of-life choices
Sep 21, 2017

On 23 August, the Joint Select Committee on End of Life Choices was established by the West Australian Parliament. This  Western Australian parliamentary inquiry is seeking community views on the need for laws to allow citizens to make informed decisions regarding their own end of life choices.

(Federal) House of Representatives passed a bill repealing Washington DC's aid-in-dying law
Sep 21, 2017

(Federal) House of Representatives passed a bill repealing the Death with Dignity law, passed by the Council in Washington D.C.. Washington DC not being a State of its own implies the legal autority of the Federal Parliament may and can overrule Washington's law(s).  Battle is not yet over:

New Court Case: DignitySA joins in support of terminally ill patients
Sep 21, 2017

Dignity South Africa (DignitySA) is continuing its fight for terminally ill South Africans to die withdignity.  DignitySA will join as a plaintiff in an action instituted in the Gauteng Division of the High Court.

Free to a good home
Sep 14, 2017

Library of  approximately 260 books dealing with medical aid in dying and related issues, mostly U.S. publications. All I ask is that you cover the shipping cost. A list of titles available upon request. Contact Roland Halpern at

RELEVANT, NVVE's Newsletter nr 3 published
Sep 14, 2017

RELEVANT, NVVE's Newsletter nr 3 published. The summary in English can be found here; the here.

New Right to Die Society in Poland
Sep 14, 2017

On September 1, 2017 a new Right to Die Society is established in Poland: Stowarzyszenie na Rzecz Prawa do Umierania w Godnosci. "As a young organisation acting in extremely difficult circumstances (i.e. in a country with strong Catholic influence on public affairs) we hope to overcome the current obstacles

Spanish Society AFDMD plans a Brussels Conference in European Parliament on November 8, 2017
Aug 24, 2017

Spanish AFDMD plans to organize, together with MEP's, the conference "Euthanasia: A right of the 21st century’s Europe" to be held at the European Parliament in Brussels. A number of Societies from Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, Italy and France (Netherlands and Germany yet to be affirmed) will participate. A manifesto will be offered. Follow

A note from Dignitas about the orgnaisation's activities
Aug 24, 2017

Dignitas published a note about their activities. You can read it (in English) by clicking here.

Academic polemic on euthanasia and existential suffering
Aug 24, 2017

The Conversation (a UK journalistic blog on different, academic topics) published an interesting article on the pro’s and con’s of availability of euthanasia for people with existential suffering. Udo Schuklenk, Professor and Ontario Research Chair in Bioethics, Queen’s University, Canada pleads the case for, with Xavier Symons, Research Associate, University of Notre Dame Australia A really interesting debate. Read it here.


Sign up for our monthly Website Update