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Please note our new bank account :
Europese Federatie van de Right to Die Societies (European Federation of Right to Die Societies Foundation)
Account number: - IBAN NL24ABNA0494119195 - BIC code ABNANL2A

News from Canada

On 6 February 2015 the Supreme Court of Canada ruled to strike down an existing ban on assisted suicide. The Court, in a unanimous decision of 9-1, ruled that the century old law that banned assisted suicides in Canada was unconstitutional. Of course, nothing in the decision is prescriptive forcing doctors to assist a suicide.

Dying With Dignity Canada

Dear Supporters of Dying With Dignity Canada,

Please take the time to read the following press release, which was sent out to members of the media earlier today.

Dying With Dignity Canada applauds the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Canada’s unjust and outdated legal ban on physician assisted dying.

In a judgment released on Friday morning, justices on the high court ruled the absolute ban violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

RtD European Meeting 2015

We are pleased to inform you that the 12th Biennal RtDE meeting will be held in Berlin June 19-21, 2015 and organised by DGHS - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Humanes Sterben.

Put this please in your diary !

RTDE attending the Council of Europe Conference of INGOs, Strasbourg, June 2014

Aycke Smook (President of RTDE) & Sylvie Bukhari-de Pontual (Chairperson of FIACAT) in discussion after the Working Group meeting “for the abolition of torture” at Strasbourg on Tuesday, 24 June 2014


RTDE representatives Aycke Smook (President) & Hugh Wynne (Treasurer) visited Strasbourg to attend the latest meetings at the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe (CoE) on 24 & 26 June 2014.

UIA Newsletter 1 July 2014: Dubai welcomes associations

La CEDH demande la suspension de l'arrêt Vincent Lambert

photo building CEDH
/Photo d'archives/REUTERS/Vincent Kessler (c) Reuters

La Cour européenne des droits de l'homme (CEDH) a demandé mardi soir la suspension de l'arrêt du Conseil d'Etat validant la décision d'arrêter les soins prodigués à Vincent Lambert, un patient tétraplégique en état végétatif.

Le Conseil d'Etat a validé mardi la décision d'arrêter les soins prodigués à Vincent Lambert, un patient tétraplégique en état végétatif dont le maintien en vie divise la famille et a relancé en France le débat sur l'euthanasie.

Euthanasie : le docteur Bonnemaison acquitté

Jugé pour avoir abrégé la vie de sept de ses patients, le médecin bayonnais Nicolas Bonnemaison a été acquitté de la totalité des faits mercredi 25 juin. La veille, l'avocat général avait requis cinq ans d'emprisonnement avec sursis, en estimant que l'accusé avait « agi de manière sincère ».

"Absolut indiskutabel" Reaktion der DGHS wegen Säure-Attentat auf Vereinspräsidentin

(dgpd Berlin) Mit Entsetzen und Fassungslosigkeit reagiert die DGHS auf ein Buttersäure-Attentat auf die Vereinspräsidentin Elke Baezner. „Gewalt und Körperverletzung als Mittel der Auseinanderset- zung sind absolut indiskutabel“, so Vizepräsident Adi Meister in einer ersten Stellungnahme. Bei einer Vortragsveranstaltung am gestrigen Mittwoch, 18. Juni 2014, in Frankfurt/Main hatte ein 44-jähriger Mann Elke Baezner und einen weiteren Referenten mit Buttersäure bespritzt, die er abgefüllt in einer Wasserflasche mitgebracht haben muss.

SCOTLAND: Assisted suicide Bill ‘unclear and confusing’ says law body.

Plans in Scotland to legalise assisted suicide are confusing and unclear, a group of independent lawyers has warned.

In a written submission to a Holyrood committee, the Faculty of Advocates, which states that it neither supports nor opposes assisted suicide, raised concerns about the broad nature of the proposals.

Israeli physician-assisted suicide bill advances.

The day after a Knesset committee advanced a physician-assisted suicide bill, an Israeli government minister appealed the vote.

The bill, which passed the Ministerial Committee on Legislation on Sunday in an 8-2 vote, allows a doctor to prescribe a lethal dose of medication to a patient who has been given six months or less to live without being held criminally responsible. The patient must be a citizen of Israel for at least five years when the drugs are prescribed.


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