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Dignitas (Switzerland): 2020 Review and 2021 Outlook

In 2020, the long-standing international legal commitment of the non-profit membership
association “DIGNITAS – To live with dignity – To die with dignity” led to encouraging court
decisions in Germany and Austria in favour of the human right to decide on the manner and
time of one’s own end in life and to seek help of third parties for this. In the operational area,
the comprehensive advisory work for individuals seeking help and suicide attempt prevention
remained at the core of DIGNITAS’ activities. In 2021, the association will continue to engage in
work to ensure quality of life until the end, self-determination and real freedom of choice,
combined with individual responsibility and advance planning – in Switzerland and

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