Mother asks court to permit doctors to cease care for ill daughter – The Guardian

Posted May 30th, 2017 in Court of Protection, euthanasia, families, medical treatment, news by sally

‘A woman has asked a judge to give doctors permission to stop providing life-support treatment to her severely ill daughter.’

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The Guardian, 29th May 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

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

Source: www.blog.oup.com

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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Source: www.lawandreligionuk.com

Woman wins court case to have a pit bull dog destroyed – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2017 in dogs, euthanasia, magistrates, news by sally

‘A woman who was attacked by two dogs at a boarding kennels has won her case to have one of the animals destroyed.’

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BBC News, 12th February 2016

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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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Turn off life support for police officer, judge rules – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2016 in euthanasia, medical treatment, news, police by tracey

‘Doctors should stop providing life support treatment to a police officer who was left in a minimally conscious state after a road accident, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 20th December 2016

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Speech by Mr Justice Baker: A matter of life or death – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted October 17th, 2016 in consent, euthanasia, judiciary, medical treatment, speeches by tracey

‘Oxford Shrieval Lecture on 11 October 2016.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 14th October 2016

Source: www.judciary.gov.uk

Law amounts to unnecessary death sentence for dogs, claims RSPCA – The Guardian

Posted August 9th, 2016 in charities, dogs, euthanasia, news, reports by sally

‘Hundreds of dogs are being put down unnecessarily, an animal charity has warned, as it calls for a government law change.’

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The Guardian, 9th August 2016

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MS sufferer should be allowed to die, says judge in landmark ruling – The Guardian

Posted November 20th, 2015 in Court of Protection, euthanasia, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A woman in the end stage of multiple sclerosis has been granted the right to die, in a landmark legal ruling.
The woman’s daughter had told how her mother was “completely incapacitated” and had asked Mr Justice Hayden to allow doctors to stop providing “clinically assisted nutrition and hydration”.’

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The Guardian, 19th November 2015

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Mother asks judge to choose whether her baby son should live or die – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in children, euthanasia, families, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A mother asked a High Court judge to choose whether her 18-month-old son should live or die so that she did not have to decide herself. Mr Justice Hayden said that the mother, who had a “deep-seated” religious faith, had been “in turmoil” over choosing whether or not her son’s life-support machine should be turned off.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd July 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Life sentence for Thirsk woman who smothered friend in care home – BBC News

Posted June 8th, 2015 in euthanasia, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who smothered an elderly man at a care home has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 5th June 2015

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Lord Falconer: government must clean up assisted dying legal mess – The Guardian

‘Shadow justice secretary pushing private member’s bill that he hopes could reform a law he sees as no longer enforceable.’

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The Guardian, 1st June 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Source: www.bbc.co.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

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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

Source: www.no5.com

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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Man who twice tried to kill gravely ill friend as act of mercy jailed – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2014 in attempts, euthanasia, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who twice tried to kill his gravely ill friend as an act of mercy has been jailed for 20 months by a high court judge.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2014

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‘You’ve suffered enough,’ judge tells mercy killer – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 21st, 2014 in attempts, euthanasia, guilty pleas, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man avoids jail after confessing to a psychiatrist that he smothered his mother as she was dying of lung cancer in a Dorset hospital.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th March 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

Source: www.gresham.ac.uk