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Review of assisted dying position by BMA welcomed by Humanists

Humanist Society Scotland has welcomed the news that the BMA has launched a survey of its members on the organisation’s approach to assisted dying. This comes as the Humanists ask the public to back it’s ‘Last Rights Charter’ which sets…

Upcoming Friends at the End events

One of Humanist Society Scotland’s partners in the Assisted Dying Coalition, Friends at the End have a number of upcoming events in Scotland that members may be interested in. Please see below details of upcoming events. Edinburgh Local Group Meeting…

Assisted Dying a “Human Right” MSPs told

The Equality and Human Rights Committee today heard evidence that the law against assisted dying in Scotland is a potential breach of Human Rights. Taking evidence on how the Scottish Parliament can better protect Human Rights, Humanist Society Scotland highlighted…

Friends at the End in Scotland

The campaigning organisation Friends at the End are hosting a number of events in Scotland throughout August. Friends at the End are calling for a change in the law regarding end of life choices. They believe that for adults at the…

Judges reject assisted suicide guidance in Gordon Ross case

Judges have rejected a legal bid to force Scotland’s senior law officer to publish guidance over prosecution in cases of assisted suicide. The case was brought by the late Gordon Ross, former treasurer of Humanist Society Scotland and Humanist Celebrant,…

Former Dignitas doctor to visit Scotland

A former Doctor at the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland will give a talk in Glasgow this week to talk about her work and why she believes legislation allowing controlled assisted dying should be enacted in other countries. Dr Erika Preisig…

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