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Dutch Court of Appeal convicts Albert Heringa
Feb 5, 2018

Dutch Albert Heringa appeared before the Court of Appeal and heard a conviction for a suspended sentence of 6 months. This is 3 months more than the prosecutor requested. In 2008 Heringa assisted his mother of 99 years with her suicide, and was first found guilty in 2003. That first conviction left him without punishment, after which

Referral in accordance with MAiD Law confirmed y Ontario Court
Feb 5, 2018

An  Ontario court has told a group of doctors that they must refer for Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD), affirming conscientious objection restrictions imposed by the province’s medical regulator.
Ontario’s Divisional Court ruled that the referral requirement was a reasonable limit on doctors' freedom

Newsupdate from DWD Canada
Feb 5, 2018

DWD Canada provided another news update for this month. You can read it here.

France opens national bioethics debate
Jan 24, 2018

Bioedge (January 25, 2018) reports: This week France launched a six-month long national consultation on hot-button bioethical issues. The results, involving scientists, medical practitioners, lawyers and the public, will help to shape a revised bioethics law, perhaps later this year. The list of topics

Latest News Update from Final Exodus - USA
Jan 24, 2018

Find here the latest News Update from Final Exodus USA. Click here.

Dignity Report Winter 2017 from DWD National Center published
Jan 24, 2018

Dignity Report Winter 2017 from DWD National Center published, containing recent 2017 accomplishments and [lans for the comoing year. You can read it here.

NVVE, Dutch Right to Die Society organises their traditional "Week of Euthanasia"
Jan 24, 2018

From 10 to 17 February 2018, NVVE - teh Dutch RtD Society - organises their usual "Week of Euthanasia". During that week there will be three public activities (in Dutch only): a

Independent advisory bureau "The Last Choice – Switzerland" established
Jan 24, 2018

The Last Choice – Switzerland, an independent advisory bureau, was established on December 10, 2017 (international Human Rights Day) by Michael Irwin. The main function of The Last Choice – Switzerland is to give reliable advice on what is involved in going to

Nurses' perspectives on whether medical aid in dying should be accessible to incompetent patients with dementia
Jan 24, 2018

A survey was conducted by Canadian and Dutch researchers (Geriatric Nursing, December 2017 article in press) in a random sample of 514 Quebec nurses caring for the elderly to assess their attitudes towards extending medical aid in dying to incompetent patients and to explore

Noel Conway has been granted the right for appeal
Jan 24, 2018

BBC News (January 18, 2018) reports: A terminally ill man who wants to be helped to die has been granted permission to take his case to appeal. Two judges from the Court of Appeal said there should be a full hearing of 68-year-old Noel Conway's case. Last October,

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