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The Exit Internationalist

April 21, 2024

Prosecutor Demands Prison Sentences in Middel X Case

De Volkskrant

Six (former) members of Coöperatie Laatste Wil have been given prison sentences ranging from 30 to 6 months in the mega criminal case concerning the distribution of suicide powder Middel X. The public prosecutor is seeking a single acquittal, against former board member Petra de Jong. The prosecutor has painted a picture of ‘profound idealism’: […]

April 21, 2024

Tom Curran on the Richie Sadlier Podcast

In Conversation with Tom Curran This week, Exit’s Ireland Director, Tom Curran, has been guest of honour on the Podcast of Irish football legend, Richie Sadlier. The Podcast is especially poignant as Richie wanted to delve into the personal side of Tom’s story of living and caring for his late partner, Marie Fleming. This is […]

April 14, 2024

A Public Debate about Tired of Life in Belgium?

In Belgium this week, the Chairman of the health fund, Christian Mutual, Luc Van Gorp, has said that those who feel that their life is complete, should be able to end it. In an interview with the Belgian newspaper, Nieuwsblad, Luc Van Gorp said that he wants people at the end of their lives to […]

April 8, 2024

The Meaning of Life in an Eclipse by Philip Nitschke

In 2002 during the filming of Janine Hosking’s documentary, Mademoiselle and the Doctor, Exit founder Philip Nitschke got to experience a total eclipse in the Australian outback. Hosking used the occasion to ask Philip about his religious beliefs and what the eclipse meant to him.  

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 25, 2024

Psychiatrists Must Face the Raw Reality


Psychological suffering Euthanasia for psychiatric patients ís a thorny issue. But you cannot solve it by not paying attention, argues Dutch Psychiatrist Menno Oosterhoff. My colleague, psychiatrist Joeri Tijdink, recently questioned in NRC whether all the focus on euthanasia, due to mental illness, is healthy (19/3). Healthy for whom, I immediately thought. For people with […]

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 […]