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Germany Constitutional Court overturns ban on professionally-assisted suicide
Germany's Federal Constitutional Court ruled on Wednesday that individuals have a right to a self-determined death. This ruling overturns a previous ban on professionally-assisted suicide.Section 217 of the German Criminal Code previously provide (More)
UK court denies application of terminally ill man challenging assisted dying law
A terminally ill man lost his challenge to the assisted dying law in the UK on Tuesday.The case was brought by Philippe Newby, who suffers from motor neurone disease, a terminal disease.His claim centered around Section 2(1) of the Suicide Ac (More)
UK Supreme Court turns away 'right to die' case
A panel of the UK Supreme Court on Tuesday declined an emergency application submitted by Noel Conway, who suffers from a terminal motor neurone disease, challenging the Suicide Act of 1961, which makes assisted dying illegal.The panel, although (More)
California appeals court refuses to block ruling overturning aid in dying law
California's 4th District Court of Appeal on Wednesday denied a request to stay a lower court ruling that threatens to invalidate the state's End of Life Option Act which allows physicians to prescribe life-ending drugs to the terminally ill.C (More)
California judge overturns physician aid-in-dying law
Judge Daniel Ottolia, of Riverside County Superior Court, ruled against California's End of Life Option Act on Tuesday, which allowed physicians to prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients.The suit was brought by the Life Legal D (More)
Hawaii governor signs aid in dying legislation
Hawaii Governor David Ige signed HB 2739 on Thursday, also known as the Our Choice, Our Care Act. This bill will allow doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs to people with terminal illnesses who are deemed to have six months or less to live.T (More)
HHS creates new division to protect religious beliefs of health care workers
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Thursday introduced the new Conscience and Freedom of Religion Division .The purpose of this program is to reinforce preexisting legislation protecting "fundamental and unalienable rights of c (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 18 November 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: Amnesty International (AI) on Friday released a report detailing humanitarian crisis incidents that may amount to war crimes in the Philippines. The chief judge of the EU's rule of law miss (More)
UK law prohibiting assisted dying negatively impacts terminally ill: report
The UK its outsourcing those who want assistance with dying to Switzerland, according to a study released on Monday by the non-profit organization Dignity in Dying, but the price limits those who can afford to take such measures.The study found th (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 14 October 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: Turkish prisons are committing torture and disappearing citizens, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report Thursday. Palestinian political parties Hamas and Fatah on Thursday announded (More)
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