The World Federation of Right to Die Societies (an international non-governmental organization) is aware of the increasing concern to the individual over their right to die with dignity.  Believing in the rights and freedom of all persons, we affirm this right to die with dignity, meaning in peace and without suffering.


All competent adults  -regardless of their nationalities, professions, religious beliefs, and ethical and political views – who are suffering unbearably from incurable illnesses  should have the possibility of various choices at the end of their life. Death is unavoidable. We strongly believe that the manner and time of dying should be left to the decision of the individual, assuming such demands do not result in harm to society other than the sadness associated with death.

The voluntarily expressed will of  individuals, once they are fully informed of their diagnosis, prognosis and available means of relief, should be respected by all concerned as an expression of intrinsic human rights.

This Manifesto can be downloaded as PDF by clicking here

Vous trouvez une traduction française du Manifeste de la WFRtDS ici..