Terminally Ill Dad ‘Fights On’ After High Court Rejects Assisted Dying Case – Rights Info

Posted November 20th, 2019 in assisted suicide, human rights, news by sally

‘A terminally ill dad has vowed to fight on after the High Court rejected his human rights challenge against the UK’s blanket ban on assisted dying.’

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Rights Info, 19th November 2019

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Law banning assisted dying must be reviewed, say MPs – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2019 in assisted suicide, news, parliament by sally

‘Cross-party group responds to calls by police chief Ron Hogg, who has motor neurone disease.’

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The Guardian, 30th October 2019

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Mavis Eccleston, 80, cleared of murdering husband was ‘hung, drawn and quartered’ by police, family say – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 23rd, 2019 in assisted suicide, bereavement, families, murder, news, police, suicide by sally

‘The family of an 80-year-old cleared of murdering her husband in a failed suicide pact claim she was “hung, drawn and quartered” by police who said they would make an example of her.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd September 2019

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Pensioner cleared of ‘mercy killing’ murder of terminally-ill husband – The Independent

Posted September 19th, 2019 in assisted suicide, elderly, married persons, murder, news, suicide by tracey

‘A pensioner has been cleared of the “mercy killing” murder of her terminally ill husband, who died after they both took an overdose last year.’

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The Independent, 18th September 2019

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Assisted suicide: Paul Lamb renews bid for right to die – BBC News

‘A man who lives with chronic and excruciating pain has begun a fresh legal challenge to the law that criminalises assisted suicide.’

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BBC News, 7th May 2019

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Doctors’ body now ‘neutral’ on changing law on assisted dying – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2019 in assisted suicide, doctors, news by tracey

‘The Royal College of Physicians has dropped its opposition to changing the law on assisted dying and taken a neutral stance on the issue.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2019

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Legalise assisted dying for terminally ill, say 90% of people in UK – The Guardian

Posted March 4th, 2019 in assisted suicide, euthanasia, news by sally

‘More than 90% of the UK’s population believe assisted dying should be legalised for those suffering from terminal illnesses, according to an opinion poll that shows growing support for change to the law.’

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2019

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Woman who accompanied her husband to Dignitas will inherit his £1.8 million estate, judge rules in test case – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 22nd, 2019 in assisted suicide, forfeiture, married persons, news, wills by tracey

‘A woman who accompanied her husband to Dignitas can claim his £1.8 million estate, a High Court judge has ruled in a test case.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st February 2019

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Ep. 63: Whose life is it anyway? Dignity in dying – Law Pod UK

Posted January 29th, 2019 in assisted suicide, news, podcasts by sally

‘Do terminally ill patients have the right to die at the time and place of their choosing, with the attendance of a medical practitioner? The ban on assisted suicide has raised one of the great moral questions of our time. The Chief Executive of Dignity in Dying, Sarah Wootton discusses their campaign to change the law with Rosalind English.’

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Law Pod UK, 28th January 2019

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Terminally ill Noel Conway loses Supreme Court appeal – BBC News

Posted November 28th, 2018 in appeals, assisted suicide, human rights, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘A terminally ill man has lost a legal battle at the UK’s highest court over his right to die.’

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BBC News, 27th November 2018

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The right to die – who decides? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 9th, 2018 in assisted suicide, bills, human rights, news, proportionality by sally

‘In R. (on the application of Conway) v Secretary of State for Justice [2018] EWCA Civ 1431 the Court of Appeal held that the blanket ban on assisted suicide in the Suicide Act 1961 s.2(1) was a necessary and proportionate interference with the ECHR art.8 rights of the appellant.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th July 2018

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Noel Conway: Terminally-ill man loses assisted dying challenge – BBC News

Posted June 29th, 2018 in appeals, assisted suicide, news by tracey

‘A terminally-ill man who wants to be helped to die has lost his legal challenge at the Court of Appeal.’

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BBC News, 27th June 2018

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Terminally ill man begins appeal against ban on assisted dying – The Independent

Posted May 2nd, 2018 in appeals, assisted suicide, news by tracey

‘A terminally ill man has begun an Appeal Court challenge against a ban on assisted dying, arguing he should not be forced to endure a “distressing and undignified” death. Noel Conway, who says he feels “entombed” by his motor neurone disease, is fighting for the right to enlist medical professionals to end his life.’

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The Independent, 2nd May 2018

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One step closer to a review of assisted suicide – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 31st, 2018 in appeals, assisted suicide, news by sally

‘In Noel Douglas Conway v The Secretary of State for Justice [2018] EWCA Civ 16, the Court of Appeal gave an unusually detailed judgment granting permission to appeal against the decision of the Divisional Court in Conway, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Justice [2017] EWHC 640, refusing permission for the applicant to judicially review the criminalisation of physician-assisted suicide under the Suicide Act 1961.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 30th January 2018

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Noel Conway: Terminally ill man wins right to challenge court ruling preventing ‘dignified death’ – The Independent

Posted January 19th, 2018 in appeals, assisted suicide, declarations of incompatibility, human rights, news by tracey

‘A terminally ill man has won the right to continue battling for the right to a “peaceful and dignified death” in Britain’s courts.’

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The Independent, 18th January 2018

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Law of Medicine and the Individual: current issues – Lecture by Lady Justice Arden

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Justice KT Desai Memorial Lecture, October 2017

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No right to assisted death: Conway v Secretary of State for Justice – Cloisters

Posted October 20th, 2017 in assisted suicide, human rights, news by sally

‘In recent years, disabled and terminally ill applicants have brought repeated legal challenges to section 2 of the Suicide Act 1961, which makes it an offence intentionally to do an act capable of encouraging or assisting the suicide or attempted suicide of another. Anna Beale considers Conway v Secretary of State for Justice, the most recent contribution to this difficult and complex area of law.’

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Cloisters, 6th October 2017

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High Court rejects motor neurone sufferer’s application to overturn prohibition on assisted suicide – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 12th, 2017 in assisted suicide, human rights, news by sally

‘This case concerns the issue of provision of assistance to a person with a serious wasting disease who wishes to commit suicide, so as to be able to exercise control over the time of his death as the disease reaches its final stages. See our previous post on it here and here. It follows a line of cases which have addressed that or similar issues, in particular R (Pretty) v Director of Public Prosecutions [2001] UKHL 61; [2002] 1 AC 800 (“Pretty“), R (Purdy) v Director of Public Prosecutions [2009] UKHL 54; [2010] 1 AC 345 (“Purdy“) and R (Nicklinson) v Ministry of Justice [2014] UKSC 38; [2015] AC 657(“Nicklinson“). Permission to bring this judicial review was granted by the Court of Appeal (McFarlane and Beatson LJJ, see [2017] EWCA Civ 275), having earlier been refused by the Divisional Court (Burnett LJ, Charles and Jay JJ) at [2017] EWHC 640 (Admin’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 11th October 2017

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“Assisted dying” and Article 8 again – Conway v S of S for Justice – Law & Religion UK

‘Mr Noel Conway, who is 67 and suffering from motor neurone disease, has lost the latest round in his bid to allow doctors to prescribe him a lethal dose of drugs when his health deteriorates further. His legal team had argued that he faced a stark and unfair choice: he could either bring about his own death while still physically able to do so, or await death with no control over how and when it came.’

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Law & Religion UK, 5th October 2017

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Noel Conway: Terminally ill man loses High Court challenge against the law on assisted dying – The Independent

Posted October 6th, 2017 in assisted suicide, declarations of incompatibility, human rights, news by tracey

‘A man who is terminally ill with motor neurone disease has lost his High Court challenge to fight for his right to die.
The judgment does confirm, however, that the courts do have the authority to declare current inconsistency with human rights.’

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The Independent, 5th October 2017

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