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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

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.

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.

DWD NSW Newsletter (winter) (July) 2017 edition published
Aug 16, 2017

Dying with Dignity New South Wales published its Winter Newsletter (July 2017). You can read it here.

Death with Dignity National Center published its 2017 Year report
Aug 16, 2017

DWD NC lets us know that their 2017 Annual Report is now available. 

End-of-Life Decisions in the Netherlands over 25 Years
Aug 15, 2017

In a letter to the Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine (2017;377:492-494) the three main researchers of the Dutch euthanasia practice published a comprehensive summary of 25 years of Dutch End-of-Life decisions.

In the 6 surveys since 1990 a number of developments in the practice could be explained.


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