The assisted dying debate – BBC News

Posted May 27th, 2015 in assisted suicide, bills, euthanasia, news, parliament, statistics by sally

‘Nearly 300 Britons have travelled to Zurich to die with the help of the Swiss suicide group Dignitas.’

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BBC News, 26th May 2015

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Woman who gave friend gas she used to kill herself found not guilty of assisting suicide – The Independent

Posted May 15th, 2015 in assisted suicide, assisting offenders, news, suicide by tracey

‘A woman who supplied a friend with the gas she used to kill herself has been cleared of assisting suicide.’

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The Independent, 14th May 2015

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Assisted suicide review granted by High Court judges – BBC News

Posted April 29th, 2015 in assisted suicide, disabled persons, human rights, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Disability rights campaigners who say assisted suicide policy in England and Wales is too “liberal” have won permission to bring a legal challenge.’

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BBC News, 28th April 2015

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Peers seek to limit law on assisted dying – The Independent

Posted January 12th, 2015 in assisted suicide, bills, news, parliament, time limits by sally

‘A coalition of cross-party peers has moved to water down proposed legislation that would let the terminally ill request and receive help to end their lives.’

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The Independent, 11th January 2015

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Tony Nicklinson’s widow takes right-to-die case to Europe – BBC News

Posted December 17th, 2014 in assisted suicide, human rights, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The widow of right-to-die campaigner Tony Nicklinson is taking his fight to the European Court of Human Rights.’

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BBC News, 16th December 2014

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The Judiciary, the Executive and Parliament: Relationships and the Rule of Law – Speech by Lord Chief Justice

The Judiciary, the Executive and Parliament: Relationships and the Rule of Law (PDF)

Speech by Lord Chief Justice

Institute for Government, 1st December 2014

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Assisted dying will be made legal in UK ‘within two years’ – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2014 in assisted suicide, bills, doctors, news by sally

‘A change in the law that will allow terminally ill people to be helped to end their lives is inevitable and will happen within as little as a couple of years, according to the deputy chair of the British Medical Association (BMA).’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2014

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Director of Public Prosecutions responds to Supreme Court on assisted suicide policy – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The Director of Public Prosecutions has today clarified the CPS Policy on cases of encouraging or assisting suicide in light of the recent comments of the Supreme Court in the case of Nicklinson and others.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 16th October 2014

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

The Supreme Court and the Rule of Law – Speech by Lord Neuberger

The Supreme Court and the Rule of Law (PDF)

Lord Neuberger

The Conkerton Lecture 2014, Liverpool Law Society, 9th October 2014

Source: www.supremecourt.uk

Lord Neuberger on the Supreme Court: Five key cases from its first five years – The Independent

‘From euthanasia to high-speed rail, the highest in the land has an almost limitless remit.’

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The Independent, 12th October 2014

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Legal Aid Challenge Success, Assisted Suicide and the Future of UK Human Rights – the Human Rights Roundup – UK Human Rights Blog

‘This week, the Conservative Party will unveil its plans for human rights reform in the UK. In other news, Chris Grayling’s decision to drastically reduce the number of legal aid contacts granted is successfully challenged, while a prosecution for assisted suicide keeps the assisted dying debate alive.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 28th September 2014

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The Right to Die: A Moral or Legal question? Or Both? – No. 5 Chambers

Posted September 24th, 2014 in appeals, assisted suicide, bills, euthanasia, medical ethics, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘Late last month the Supreme Court of the UK handed down a judgment on the cases of two severely disabled men who want other people to help them to die.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 18th September 2014

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Assisted dying: leading doctors call on Lords to back legalisation – The Guardian

Posted July 16th, 2014 in assisted suicide, bills, doctors, news, parliament by tracey

‘Twenty-seven leading figures write to every peer urging them to back Lord Falconer’s private members bill on assisted dying.’

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The Guardian, 15th July 2014

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A life and death question: hopes and fears rise as right to die decision nears – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2014 in assisted suicide, bills, criminal justice, doctors, news, parliament by sally

‘The House of Lords is to debate Lord Falconer’s bill aimed at clarifying the law on the right to end one’s life.’

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The Guardian, 12th July 2014

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The issue of assisted suicide – are changes on the horizon? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘The Supreme Court considered two appeals together, concerning three appellants who had suffered from permanent and catastrophic physical disabilities and wished to die at the time of their choosing. However, they were not physically capable of ending their own life unaided. The court considered, among other things, whether the Suicide Act 1961, s 2 infringed the appellants’ rights under the European Convention on Human Rights, art 8 (ECHR).’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 7th July 2014

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

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

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R (on the application of Nicklinson and another) (AP) (Appellants) v Ministry of Justice (Respondent); R (on the application of AM) (AP) v The Director of Public Prosecutions (Appellant) – Supreme Court

R (on the application of Nicklinson and another) (AP) (Appellants) v Ministry of Justice (Respondent); R (on the application of AM) (AP) v The Director of Public Prosecutions (Appellant) [2014] UKSC 38 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 25th June 2014

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

Campaigners lose ‘right to die’ case – BBC News

‘Campaigners have lost their appeal at the UK’s highest court over the right to die.’

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BBC News, 25th June 2014

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Right-to-die: For and against assisted suicide – BBC News

Posted June 25th, 2014 in assisted suicide, disabled persons, human rights, news, prosecutions by sally

‘On Wednesday, the family of the late Tony Nicklinson who had locked-in syndrome and Paul Lamb who was paralysed in a road crash will find out whether or not their campaign for the right to die with the help of a doctor has been successful.’

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BBC News, 25th June 2014

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Right-to-die Supreme Court judgement due – BBC News

‘The UK’s highest court will give its judgement later on the cases of two severely disabled men who want others to be able to help them die.’

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BBC News, 25th June 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk