‘The legislation of assisted suicide in the UK is as controversial as the Death with Dignity Act (DWDA) that led it its decriminalisation in Oregon in 1994. The United States Supreme Court subsequently rejected an attempt to have the law declared unconstitutional but steps seem to be needed to address the ethical concerns raised by members of the academic, political, and religious communities, including safeguards to protect vulnerable people. What can be learned in the UK from the USA experience?’
Date: 25th January 2016, 1.00pm
Location: Museum of London
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