Should the law recognise a person's 'right to die'?

Right to die organisations from all over the world will this week gather in Cape Town to discuss the right to die.

The international conference is hosted by the World Federation of Right to Die Societies, a global group that promotes access to voluntary euthanasia.

Assisted dying and the right to individual self-determination at the end of a person's life are the key focuses of this conference.

The federation's Dr Rob Jonquiere and the founder of local lobby group Dignity SA explains the importance of legally recognising assisted dying.

Read also: Draft bill to give final word on living wills (Dignity SA says it's about time)

Family members are a complicated factor, but the bottom line of everything is an individual's choice. Free choice; the cornerstone of our humanity.

Sean Davison, Director and founder at Dignity SA

Many countries are busy influencing politicians and public debate to make it happen.

Dr Rob Jonquiere, Executive director at The World Federation of Right to Die Societies

Listen to the thought-provoking discussion on The Pippa Hudson Show:


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