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Life Circle president Erika Preisig gets suspended sentence and fine in assisted suicide case
Jul 14, 2019

On Tuesday the 9th of July, the criminal court from canton Basel-Country in north western Switzerland, handed her a 15-month suspended prison sentence and a fine of CHF20,000 ($20,137).

Spanish Congress receives a million signatures in favor of euthanasia
Jul 13, 2019

On Friday the 12th of July, the Congress in Spain received one million signatures requesting legal changes to decriminalize euthanasia. The million signatures were collected in three different petitions.

Belgian RWS publishes Magazine 2019-3
Jul 13, 2019

The Belgian (Dutch-speaking) Right to Die Society RWS published her (Flemish only) Magazine 2019-3, for the months July, Augustus and September 2019. 

24 July - Webinar on barriers to assisted dying
Jul 12, 2019

On 24 July, Dying With Dignity Canada will broadcast a webinar about medical assistance in dying (MAID), named “Journeys with choice: Shining a light on barriers to assisted dying”. The webinar will be featuring two speakers with personal experience supporting a loved one who requested medical assistance in dying (MAID).

Go Gentle Australia published its Winter 2019 newsletter
Jul 12, 2019

Go Gentle Australia published its Winter 2019 newsletter. There have been significant advances in Australia and overseas, most notably the implementation of the VAD law in Victoria. 

Vincent Lambert passed away
Jul 12, 2019

On Thursday the 11th of July, Vincent Lambert died in Reims, France, after an intense family dispute over his fate that led to years of legal battles and put him at the center of right-to-die debates. He was 42.

Emilio Coveri, president of EXIT Italia, under investigation
Jul 12, 2019

The Public Prosecutor of the court of Catania (Sicily) has declared that it started an investigation regarding Emilio Coveri, president of EXIT Italy, one of the organisations which promotes the legalisation of euthanasia and assisted dying in Italy. 

DGHS published Newsletter 2019-03
Jul 7, 2019

The German RtD Society DGHS (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Humanes Sterben) published its 

Charges against assisted suicide in Canberra dropped because of 'good intent and minimal acts'
Jul 7, 2019

In the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), prosecutors decided it was not in the public interest to prosecute a Canberra man who helped his wife ending her life, because it was an act of "love and compassion". 

German judges confirmed the acquittals of two doctors in cases of (passive) euthanasia
Jul 4, 2019

On Wednesday the 3rd of July, the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) has confirmed the acquittals of two doctors in passive euthanasia cases. The doctors were not obliged to save the life of their patients after a suicide attempt.

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