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

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High Court to make landmark ruling on whether to allow brain damaged man to die – The Independent

Posted May 15th, 2014 in assisted suicide, disabled persons, euthanasia, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A High Court judge will decide this week whether doctors should stop feeding a brain damaged man and allow him to die.’

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The Independent, 14th May 2014

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Elderly woman evicted from care home over assisted suicide fears – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 17th, 2014 in assisted suicide, care homes, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘An 87-year-old woman was evicted from her care home because she advocated assisted suicide and staff feared they could be prosecuted if they did not stop her. Dorothy Brown, a former magistrate and lifelong supporter of a change in the law, was given notice to leave after carers came across a bottle of pills and an undated note and feared she could be about to make an attempt.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th March 2014

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Assisted suicide could be legalised as Government allows free vote – The Independent

Posted March 10th, 2014 in assisted suicide, bills, news, parliament by sally

‘MPs and peers will be given a free vote on whether to change the law on assisted suicide, the Government said on Sunday.’

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The Independent, 10th March 2014

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The Sanctity Of Life Law Has Gone Too Far – Gresham College

Posted February 26th, 2014 in assisted suicide, Court of Protection, euthanasia, lectures, medical treatment by tracey

‘Professor Gillon would argue that the judgment in the case of a patient in prolonged and incurable “minimally conscious state”, that she must continue to be kept alive with artificial nutrition and hydration, despite the evidence from her loved ones that she would have rejected such treatment, manifests an excessive concern for the “sanctity of life” and inadequate concern both for patients’ prior views values and autonomy and about the use of scarce health service resources on patients whose loved ones reliably report that they would have rejected those resources had they been able to do so.’

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Gresham College, 12th February 2014

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Regina v Howe (Kevin) – WLR Daily

Posted February 21st, 2014 in assisted suicide, attempts, law reports, sentencing, suicide by sally

Regina v Howe (Kevin) [2014] EWCA Crim 114; [2014] WLR (D) 77

‘The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, gave guidance as to the appropriate level of sentence for offences of encouraging or assisting suicide, contrary to section 2(1) of Suicide Act 1961, taking into account the harm caused and the culpability of the offender.’

WLR Daily, 10th February 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Right to die: the issues before the Supreme Court – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted January 21st, 2014 in assisted suicide, crime, defence, evidence, necessity, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘Tony Nicklinson lost his legal battle in 2012 for a judicial ruling that, were his wife to administer life-ending drugs to him at his express request, she would not be liable to prosecution for murder.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 20th January 2014

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Strangers could avoid prosecution for assisted suicide, DPP signals – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 20th, 2013 in assisted suicide, doctors, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘Strangers who give assistance to severely disabled or terminally ill people determined to end their lives could escape prosecution despite having no close ties to them, the Director of Public Prosecutions has signalled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th December 2013

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Scientology, University Unrest and Right to Die – the Human Rights Roundup – UK Human Rights Blog

‘This week, the Church of Scientology registered a win of sorts in the Supreme Court, while London’s biggest university said no to occupational student protests just as others were contemplating the possibility of gender-segregated talks  Meanwhile, the Home Secretary puts forward her answer to modern day slavery, while the Joint Committee on Human Rights puts pressure on Chris Grayling regarding the proposed legal aid reforms.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 16th December 2013

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Assisted suicide ruling cannot ignore right and wrong, says judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 17th, 2013 in assisted suicide, euthanasia, judges, news, Supreme Court, trials by sally

‘Moral questions of right and wrong cannot be “ignored” when deciding whether to allow assisted suicide, senior judge says in landmark challenge to Britain’s euthanasia laws.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th December 2013

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‘We tinker with assisted suicide laws at our peril’, warns Baroness Butler-Sloss – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 16th, 2013 in appeals, assisted suicide, bills, human rights, judges, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘Baroness Butler-Sloss’s message as Supreme Court considers landmark right-to-die challenge.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th December 2013

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Right-to-die challenge reaches Supreme Court – BBC News

Posted December 16th, 2013 in appeals, assisted suicide, human rights, news, prosecutions, Supreme Court by sally

‘Campaigners for the right to die are to have their arguments heard by the Supreme Court in the latest round of their legal battle.’

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BBC News, 16th December 2013

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Judges to rule on ‘right to die’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 9th, 2013 in appeals, assisted suicide, bills, human rights, judiciary, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘A panel of Britain’s most senior judges are preparing to make a landmark ruling over attempts to introduce a ”right to die” under human rights legislation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th December 2013

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Kevin Howe jailed over friend Stephen Walker’s suicide bid – BBC News

Posted October 14th, 2013 in assisted suicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who helped his suicidal friend set fire to himself has been jailed for 12 years.”

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BBC News, 11th October 2013

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Leah Grolman and Greg Weeks: Guidelines and Assisted Suicide: an Australian Perspective – UK Constitutional Law Group

“The morally and politically charged area of assisted suicide has many of the hallmarks of an insoluble problem. This has not prevented courts in some jurisdictions considering how they might ‘legalise’ assisted suicide without really legalising it. In doing so, they have raised manifold challenges in the minds of administrative and constitutional lawyers, including, in some jurisdictions, whether the prohibition on assisted suicide is itself constitutional, such as Rodriguez in Canada, Fleming in Ireland and Pretty in the ECtHR.”

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UK Constitutional Law Group, 7th August 2013

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Right-to-die battle: court of appeal rejects paralysed man’s case – The Guardian

Posted August 1st, 2013 in appeals, assisted suicide, news by sally

“The court of appeal has rejected a request by a paralysed man that doctors should be allowed to help him die.”

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The Guardian, 31st July 2013

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Appeal court shies away from right to die issue – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 31st, 2013 in appeals, assisted suicide, euthanasia, human rights, medical ethics, news by sally

“The Court of Appeal has today unanimously dismissed appeals by Jane Nicklinson and Paul Lamb challenging the legal ban on voluntary euthanasia.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 31st July 2013

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Right-to-die campaigners lose battle – BBC News

Posted July 31st, 2013 in appeals, assisted suicide, human rights, medical ethics, news by sally

“The family of late locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson and paralysed road accident victim Paul Lamb have lost their right-to-die challenges.”

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BBC News, 31st July 2013

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