Terminally ill man in right-to-die fight – BBC News

Posted July 17th, 2017 in assisted suicide, disabled persons, news by tracey

‘The High Court is to begin hearing the legal challenge of a terminally ill man who wants the right to die. Noel Conway, who is 67 and has motor neurone disease, wants a doctor to be allowed to prescribe a lethal dose when his health deteriorates further.’

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BBC News, 17th July 2017

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Debating the right to die – OUP Blog

Posted April 25th, 2017 in assisted suicide, euthanasia, human rights, news, suicide by sally

‘There are so many reasons why we value and promote choice and autonomy. The country and news media quite rightly protests with outrage when bad things happen to good people as their lives and civil liberties are destroyed by acts of terrorism and grievous crimes.’

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OUP Blog, 21st April 2017

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Terminally ill former lecturer wins right to fight assisted dying ban – The Guardian

‘A terminally ill former lecturer has won the right to challenge the legal ban on assisted dying in the hope that he can end his life at home surrounded by his family.

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The Guardian, 12th April 2017

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Assisted dying again: R (Conway) – Law & Religion UK

‘By 2:1, the Administrative Court has dismissed the application of Mr Noel Conway for a declaration that s 2(1) of the Suicide Act 1961 breached his human rights under Articles 8(1) and 14 ECHR.’

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Law & Religion UK, 3rd April 2017

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Judges once again avoid right to die issue – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Noel Douglas Conway, 67, is a victim of motor neurone disease. He has just been refused permission to seek judicial review of the criminalisation of physician-assisted suicide under the Suicide Act 1961. The High Court considered that Parliament has recently examined the issue following the Supreme Court decision in the 2014 Nicklinson case , and two out of three judges concluded that it would be “institutionally inappropriate” for a court to declare that s.2(1) of the Suicide Act was incompatible with the right to privacy and autonomy under Article 8 of the ECHR. Charles J dissented (and those who are interested in his opinion might want to look at his ruling last year in the case of a minimally conscious patient).’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 2nd April 2017

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Man terminally ill with motor neurone disease loses court bid to change law on assisted dying – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 31st, 2017 in assisted suicide, judicial review, news by tracey

‘A man with terminal motor neurone disease says he will appeal against a High Court decision not to allow him to challenge the law on assisted dying.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th March 2017

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Terminally ill men to hear if assisted dying ban will be reviewed – The Guardian

Posted March 27th, 2017 in assisted suicide, disabled persons, human rights, judicial review, news by tracey

‘Two terminally ill men are expecting to hear this week whether they will be granted permission for a judicial review of the ban on assisted dying which, they say, prevents them from ending their lives without protracted pain.’

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The Guardian, 27th March 2017

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Assisted suicide and the right to private life: the enduring repercussions of Nicklinson – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 23rd, 2017 in assisted suicide, human rights, news by sally

‘In the almost three years since the Supreme Court delivered its reasons in Nicklinson (in which a majority refused to issue a declaration that the blanket ban on assisted suicide in s 2(1) of the Suicide Act 1961 was incompatible with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (‘ECHR’)), similar questions of compatibility concerning analogous bans have been considered by courts in Canada, South Africa and New Zealand. Additionally, California and Colorado have introduced legislation permitting physician-assisted suicide (taking the total to six States in the US which permit physician-assisted suicide), France has introduced legislation enabling patients to request terminal sedation, and Germany’s Federal Administrative Court this month handed down judgment confirming that the right to self-determination encompasses a right of the ‘seriously and incurably ill’ to, in ‘exceptional circumstances’, access narcotics so as to suicide.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd March 2017

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Terminally ill former lecturer challenges UK ban on assisted dying – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2017 in assisted suicide, disabled persons, euthanasia, judicial review, news by sally

‘A terminally ill former lecturer has gone to court seeking permission to change the law so that he may be given assistance to die at home surrounded by his family.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2017

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Assisted Dying: Lords Debate – Law & Religion UK

Posted March 9th, 2017 in assisted suicide, bills, euthanasia, news, parliament by sally

‘On 6 March 2017, the House of Lords held a short debate on assisted dying. Baroness Jay of Paddington asked Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they had made of recent legislation on assisted dying in North America; and whether those laws provide an appropriate basis for legislation in England and Wales.’

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Law & Religion UK, 9th March 2017

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Couple fails in Court of Appeal challenge over change to assisted dying policy – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 18th, 2017 in appeals, assisted suicide, euthanasia, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Disability rights campaigners have failed in a bid to challenge the Director of Public Prosecution’s policy on assisted dying which they fear leaves vulnerable people “at risk from dodgy doctors”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th January 2017

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Terminally ill man who fears becoming ‘entombed’ in his body asks judges to let him die in the first case of its kind in three years – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 9th, 2017 in assisted suicide, human rights, judicial review, news by sally

‘A terminally ill man who fears becoming “entombed” in his body has asked judges to let him die in the first case of its kind in three years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th January 2017

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One Year Since Nicklinson v UK – What Did It Mean For Assisted Dying? – RightsInfo

Posted July 22nd, 2016 in assisted suicide, human rights, news by sally

‘One year ago, the European Court of Human Rights handed down its decision in a UK case on the law of assisted suicide, declaring it inadmissible for the Court’s consideration. The case was brought by Mrs Jane Nicklinson, widow of Tony Nicklinson, and Mr Paul Lamb.’

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RightsInfo, 16th July 2016

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Carer found guilty of murdering her multiple sclerosis-suffering father – The Guardian

Posted February 29th, 2016 in assisted suicide, disabled persons, gender, murder, news, prisons, suicide, transsexuals by sally

‘A carer who claimed she suffocated her father because of his “intolerable” multiple sclerosis has been found guilty of murder.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2016

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Court of protection extends ban on naming woman in right-to-die case – The Guardian

Posted December 10th, 2015 in anonymity, assisted suicide, media, news, public interest, reporting restrictions by sally

‘A legal ban preventing identification of a 50-year-old mother who died after refusing lifesaving kidney treatment has been extended by the court of protection.’

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The Guardian, 9th December 2015

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Assisted dying: Disability rights campaigners lose court challenge – BBC News

Posted December 4th, 2015 in assisted suicide, disabled persons, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘Disability rights campaigners who say the assisted suicide policy in England and Wales is too “liberal” have lost a High Court legal challenge.’

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BBC News, 4th December 2015

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Simon Binner assisted death: new court battle planned over UK ban – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2015 in appeals, assisted suicide, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘A businessman who used LinkedIn to reveal his plan to end his life on Monday wants his death to support a new drive to change the law on assisted dying, a group supporting him has said.’

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The Guardian, 17th October 2015

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Assisted Dying Bill: MPs start ‘right to die’ debate – BBC News

Posted September 11th, 2015 in assisted suicide, bills, news by tracey

‘MPs are debating whether some terminally ill adults in England and Wales should be allowed to end their lives with medical supervision.’

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BBC News, 11th September 2015

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The Right to Die – London Review of Books

Posted August 6th, 2015 in assisted suicide, bills, human rights, news by sally

‘When suicide was decriminalised in 1961, assisting suicide continued to be a crime. This was in part an acceptance of the theological view of suicide as murder, but it was also a recognition of the difficulty in many cases, with the main actor by definition unable to testify, of distinguishing assisted dying from culpable homicide. The simple binary system that resulted, however, failed to take account of cases in which the deceased’s wish to die was explicit, considered and rational, and the need for help in accomplishing it demonstrable.’

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London Review of Books, 27th August 2015

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Locked-in syndrome man loses challenge over right to die – BBC News

Posted July 21st, 2015 in assisted suicide, doctors, human rights, news by tracey

‘A man with locked-in syndrome has lost a High Court battle over guidelines which prevent doctors from assisting patients to end their lives.’

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BBC News, 20th July 2015

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