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April 7, 2024

Cooperation Last Will Members’ Trial Begins 8 April

From the CLW Website: From 8 April, the fight for the right to a humane, self-determined end of life moves to the courtroom.  This is a great opportunity to wake up politics, legislation and the rule of law that self-determination should not be a criminal offence. We should make it a right, not a court […]

March 17, 2024

Leading Scots Solicitor ends life in CH after long illness

Daily Record

One of Scotland’s leading solicitors has ended his own life in a Swiss clinic after a long illness. Exit Member, Bruce De Wert, who was suffering from a severe form of Multiple Sclerosis travelled from Scotland to Basel in Switzerland last month. The 69-year-old undertook the journey on his own having informed his family, including […]

March 15, 2024

Dutch Doctors Association Reject Completed Life Bill

Exit News

In November 2023, the Dutch political party D66 submitted an amended ‘Completed Life’ (Voltooid Leven) bill to the Dutch Parliament. Responding to criticism, they tightened the eligibility criteria by mandating that people ‘aged 75 and older who feel that their life is complete and therefore want to end it with help at a time of […]

February 26, 2024

Canada’s assisted dying laws in spotlight as expansion paused again

The Guardian

Canada’s assisted dying laws in spotlight as expansion paused again Canada has one of the highest rates of euthanasia in the world, with 4.1% of deaths aided by doctors, but moves to make it more accessible are being questioned. When Canada’s justice minister announced plans to legalise medically assisted dying nearly a decade ago, she […]

October 1, 2023

Widower suicide spurs euthanasia drug worry

The Australian newspaper reports that a ‘Widower suicide spurs euthanasia drug worry’. Voluntary assisted dying advocates insist euthanasia drugs should continue to be dispensed to dying people at home despite an elderly Queensland widower taking the lethal substance meant for his terminally ill wife. In the first suspected abuse of a VAD scheme in Australia, […]

February 21, 2023

Swiss Suicide Assist Doctor Acquitted After 5-year Battle

Agence France Press

A Swiss doctor who helped a healthy elderly woman to commit suicide alongside her seriously-ill husband was acquitted by a Geneva court after a five-year legal odyssey, court papers showed Tuesday. Pierre Beck, who at the time of the couple’s deaths in April 2017 was vice-president of the assisted suicide provider group Exit in French-speaking […]