High Court to make landmark ruling on whether to allow brain damaged man to die – The Independent

Posted May 15th, 2014 in assisted suicide, disabled persons, euthanasia, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A High Court judge will decide this week whether doctors should stop feeding a brain damaged man and allow him to die.’

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The Independent, 14th May 2014

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Man who twice tried to kill gravely ill friend as act of mercy jailed – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2014 in attempts, euthanasia, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who twice tried to kill his gravely ill friend as an act of mercy has been jailed for 20 months by a high court judge.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2014

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‘You’ve suffered enough,’ judge tells mercy killer – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 21st, 2014 in attempts, euthanasia, guilty pleas, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man avoids jail after confessing to a psychiatrist that he smothered his mother as she was dying of lung cancer in a Dorset hospital.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th March 2014

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The Sanctity Of Life Law Has Gone Too Far – Gresham College

Posted February 26th, 2014 in assisted suicide, Court of Protection, euthanasia, lectures, medical treatment by tracey

‘Professor Gillon would argue that the judgment in the case of a patient in prolonged and incurable “minimally conscious state”, that she must continue to be kept alive with artificial nutrition and hydration, despite the evidence from her loved ones that she would have rejected such treatment, manifests an excessive concern for the “sanctity of life” and inadequate concern both for patients’ prior views values and autonomy and about the use of scarce health service resources on patients whose loved ones reliably report that they would have rejected those resources had they been able to do so.’

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Gresham College, 12th February 2014

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Way cleared for family’s challenge over ‘do not resuscitate’ orders – The Guardian

‘Appeal court judges have cleared the way for a family to continue their legal challenge over the way decisions are made not to attempt resuscitation of critically ill patients in England.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2014

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Assisted suicide ruling cannot ignore right and wrong, says judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 17th, 2013 in assisted suicide, euthanasia, judges, news, Supreme Court, trials by sally

‘Moral questions of right and wrong cannot be “ignored” when deciding whether to allow assisted suicide, senior judge says in landmark challenge to Britain’s euthanasia laws.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th December 2013

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Lord Falconer’s right-to-die bill a ‘blank cheque’ for suicide, says Baroness Butler-Sloss – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 5th, 2013 in bills, euthanasia, news, suicide by sally

“Peers led by Baroness Butler-Sloss say Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill would be a ‘blank cheque’ for euthanasia and threaten basic public safety.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th November 2013

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Appeal court shies away from right to die issue – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 31st, 2013 in appeals, assisted suicide, euthanasia, human rights, medical ethics, news by sally

“The Court of Appeal has today unanimously dismissed appeals by Jane Nicklinson and Paul Lamb challenging the legal ban on voluntary euthanasia.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 31st July 2013

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Peers clash over right-to-die ‘spin’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 13th, 2013 in appeals, assisted suicide, barristers, bills, doctors, euthanasia, murder, news by tracey

“Lord Carlile of Berriew QC said that plans due to be put before Parliament by
Lord Falconer on Wednesday to allow doctors to help terminally ill people to die
would not ‘pass the public safety test’. Lord Carlile makes his warning, in an
article in today’s Sunday Telegraph, as the biggest combined assault on
Britain’s ban on euthanasia for a generation is about to be instigated.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th May 2013

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End of life – where are we now? – Thirty Nine Essex Street

Posted October 30th, 2012 in assisted suicide, children, euthanasia, mental health, news by sally

“Since the multitude of reflections provoked by the case of W v M and others [2011] EWHC 2443 (CoP) at the end of last year, there have been yet more difficult end of life decisions for the Courts this year. The tension between concepts of autonomy and dignity on the one hand, and respect for the sanctity of life and the duty to take steps to preserve it on the other, remain real and not easily resolved.”

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Thirty Nine Essex Street, 24th October 2012

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Dignity, Death and Deprivation of Liberty: Human Rights in the Court of Protection – The Guardian

Posted October 18th, 2012 in assisted suicide, Court of Protection, euthanasia, human rights, news by sally

“Wednesday’s debate on current key topics in the Court of Protection was a hard-hitting discussion on matters which elicit strong views, such as voluntary euthanasia, assisted suicide, the role of ‘dignity’ and ‘sanctity of life’, and whether the latter two principles can ever be reconciled.”

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The Guardian, 12th October 2012

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Tony Nicklinson and the right-to-die debate: the questions that still need answering – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted September 25th, 2012 in assisted suicide, disability discrimination, euthanasia, news by sally

“The ruling in the recent case brought by the late Tony Nicklinson and another man, known only as ‘Martin’, who both had ‘locked-in’ syndrome, before the High Court ([2012] EWHC 2381 (Admin)), has raised many complicated questions about death in our society. The most difficult of these questions has been to what extent it is for an individual to decide that they wish their life to be ended. The particular complexity in this specific case was that, as both men had ‘locked-in’ syndrome, they were physically incapable of committing suicide, even with the assistance of another person (a situation which no longer carries automatic prosecution under guidelines issued recently by the DPP; Policy for Prosecutors in Respect of Cases of Encouraging or Assisting Suicide, February 2010,).”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 24th September 2012

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Man with locked-in syndrome prepares to appeal for right to assisted death – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2012 in appeals, assisted suicide, euthanasia, news, prosecutions by sally

“Lawyers for a man with locked-in syndrome, who says his life is intolerable and wants help to die, are to take his case to the appeal court within weeks and are then prepared to go to the highest court in the land, the supreme court, if necessary.”

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The Guardian, 20th September 2012

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Tony Nicklinson’s widow appeals over right-to-die ruling – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2012 in appeals, assisted suicide, euthanasia, news by tracey

“The wife of Tony Nicklinson, a man with locked-in syndrome who died a week after losing a legal bid to end his life, is to appeal against the ruling.”

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BBC News, 7th September 21012

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Tony Nicklinson’s family back call to carry on legal fight with new claimant – The Guardian

Posted September 3rd, 2012 in assisted suicide, euthanasia, evidence, news, public interest, Supreme Court by tracey

“Lawyers of man with locked-in syndrome who died after losing legal bid to end his life say much of their evidence was not heard.”

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The Guardian, 1st September 2012

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Muslim man’s right-to-life court case adjourned until October – BBC News

Posted August 24th, 2012 in euthanasia, Islam, law reports, medical treatment by sally

“A Muslim man’s right-to-live court battle has been adjourned until October after claims he is no longer in a persistent vegetative state.”

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BBC News, 23rd August 2012

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“No precedent? Then set one!” – Nicklinson right to die case – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 21st, 2012 in assisted suicide, defences, euthanasia, human rights, murder, news, precedent by sally

“This is Richard Dawkin’s battle cry in response to the recent High Court rejection of the challenge by locked-in sufferers to the murder and manslaughter laws in this country that have condemned them to an unknowable future of suffering.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 20th August 2012

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Regina (Nicklinson) v Ministry of Justice (Attorney General and another intervening); Regina (AM) v Director of Public Prosecutions and others (Same intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted August 20th, 2012 in assisted suicide, EC law, euthanasia, human rights, law reports, murder, necessity by sally

Regina (Nicklinson) v Ministry of Justice (Attorney General and another intervening); Regina (AM) v Director of Public Prosecutions and others (Same intervening) [2012] EWHC 2381 (Admin); [2012] WLR (D) 248

“The court should not depart from the long established position that voluntary euthanasia was murder unless article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms required that it be recognised as a possible defence to a murder charge under the doctrine of necessity, which was not the case.”

WLR Daily, 16th August 2012

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Family of L, a man left in a vegetative state, wage court battle for right to life – The Guardian

Posted August 20th, 2012 in euthanasia, families, medical ethics, medical treatment, news by sally

“The family of a man left in a vegetative state after a heart attack has made an eleventh hour appeal for doctors to do all they can to keep him alive as they await a vital court ruling.”

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The Guardian, 19th August 2012

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“Locked-in” sufferer’s challenge to ban on voluntary euthanasia fails in the high court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 16th, 2012 in assisted suicide, doctors, euthanasia, human rights, immunity, news by sally

“Lord Justice Toulson, sitting with Mrs Justice Royce and Mrs Justice Macur, has handed down judgment in the case of Tony Nicklinson and that of another ‘locked-in’ syndrome sufferer, ‘Martin’. On all the issues, they have deferred to parliament to take the necessary steps to address the problems created by the current law of murder and assisted suicide.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 16th August 2012

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