Supreme Court rejects right to die appeals – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 26th, 2014 in appeals, assisted suicide, human rights, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court has declined to uphold a right to die a dignified death. However, a glimmer is is to be found in this judgment in that two out of the seven justices who concluded that it was for the United Kingdom to decide whether the current law on assisted suicide was incompatible with the right to privacy and dignity under Article 8, would have granted such a declaration in these proceedings., particularly where the means of death was one that could have been autonomously operated by the disabled appellant, leaving no doubt as to the voluntary and rational nature of his decision.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 25th June 2014