As reported in the last newsletter, the Council of Europe in its debate on 27 April failed to adopt the Marty report on “Assistance to Patients at the end of Life”. Right to Die Europe found this very disappointing, as they had campaigned hard to support Mr Marty with his redrafted report and proposed resolution and there seemed a reasonable amount of support within the Council. However in the course of the debate so many wrecking amendments were passed, that the document would no longer have reflected Mr Marty’s intentions. In the end therefore he also voted against the report.
Source: Newsletter RtD-Europe, September 2005.