Man with locked-in syndrome prepares to appeal for right to assisted death – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2012 in appeals, assisted suicide, euthanasia, news, prosecutions by sally

“Lawyers for a man with locked-in syndrome, who says his life is intolerable and wants help to die, are to take his case to the appeal court within weeks and are then prepared to go to the highest court in the land, the supreme court, if necessary.”

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The Guardian, 20th September 2012

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Tony Nicklinson’s widow appeals over right-to-die ruling – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2012 in appeals, assisted suicide, euthanasia, news by tracey

“The wife of Tony Nicklinson, a man with locked-in syndrome who died a week after losing a legal bid to end his life, is to appeal against the ruling.”

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BBC News, 7th September 21012

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Tony Nicklinson’s family back call to carry on legal fight with new claimant – The Guardian

Posted September 3rd, 2012 in assisted suicide, euthanasia, evidence, news, public interest, Supreme Court by tracey

“Lawyers of man with locked-in syndrome who died after losing legal bid to end his life say much of their evidence was not heard.”

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The Guardian, 1st September 2012

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Muslim man’s right-to-life court case adjourned until October – BBC News

Posted August 24th, 2012 in euthanasia, Islam, law reports, medical treatment by sally

“A Muslim man’s right-to-live court battle has been adjourned until October after claims he is no longer in a persistent vegetative state.”

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BBC News, 23rd August 2012

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“No precedent? Then set one!” – Nicklinson right to die case – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 21st, 2012 in assisted suicide, defences, euthanasia, human rights, murder, news, precedent by sally

“This is Richard Dawkin’s battle cry in response to the recent High Court rejection of the challenge by locked-in sufferers to the murder and manslaughter laws in this country that have condemned them to an unknowable future of suffering.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 20th August 2012

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Regina (Nicklinson) v Ministry of Justice (Attorney General and another intervening); Regina (AM) v Director of Public Prosecutions and others (Same intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted August 20th, 2012 in assisted suicide, EC law, euthanasia, human rights, law reports, murder, necessity by sally

Regina (Nicklinson) v Ministry of Justice (Attorney General and another intervening); Regina (AM) v Director of Public Prosecutions and others (Same intervening) [2012] EWHC 2381 (Admin); [2012] WLR (D) 248

“The court should not depart from the long established position that voluntary euthanasia was murder unless article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms required that it be recognised as a possible defence to a murder charge under the doctrine of necessity, which was not the case.”

WLR Daily, 16th August 2012

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Family of L, a man left in a vegetative state, wage court battle for right to life – The Guardian

Posted August 20th, 2012 in euthanasia, families, medical ethics, medical treatment, news by sally

“The family of a man left in a vegetative state after a heart attack has made an eleventh hour appeal for doctors to do all they can to keep him alive as they await a vital court ruling.”

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The Guardian, 19th August 2012

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“Locked-in” sufferer’s challenge to ban on voluntary euthanasia fails in the high court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 16th, 2012 in assisted suicide, doctors, euthanasia, human rights, immunity, news by sally

“Lord Justice Toulson, sitting with Mrs Justice Royce and Mrs Justice Macur, has handed down judgment in the case of Tony Nicklinson and that of another ‘locked-in’ syndrome sufferer, ‘Martin’. On all the issues, they have deferred to parliament to take the necessary steps to address the problems created by the current law of murder and assisted suicide.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 16th August 2012

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Locked-in syndrome victims lose ‘right to die’ case – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2012 in assisted suicide, doctors, euthanasia, immunity, news by sally

“Two victims of locked-in syndrome, including Tony Nicklinson who has sought to be able to end his ‘dull, miserable, demeaning, undignified and intolerable’ life, have lost their high court battle to die with medical help.”

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The Guardian, 16th August 2012

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Judge says religious couple’s brain-damaged baby can be allowed to die – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 1st, 2012 in children, euthanasia, medical ethics, medical treatment, news, parental rights by sally

“A judge has ruled that a severely brain-damaged baby boy can be allowed to die even though his devoutly religious parents wanted him to be kept on a life-support system.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2012

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BMJ editorial sparks controversy over right-to-life – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 19th, 2012 in euthanasia, medical treatment, news by tracey

“An editorial article published in the British Medical Journal on 12 July 2012 (subscription required) has provoked controversy in right-to-life circles. The article, entitled ‘Sanctity of life law has gone too far’ criticises the ruling of Baker J in the ‘M’ case where an application to authorise the removal of artificial nutrition and hydration (ANH) from a patient in a minimally conscious state was refused.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th July 2012

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Legalising assisted dying ‘doesn’t lead to more opting for death’: Lancet – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 11th, 2012 in assisted suicide, euthanasia, medical ethics, news, statistics by tracey

“Legalising assisted dying does not lead to more people opting to end their lives early, claim academics who have looked at the situation in The Netherlands.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th July 2012

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Man with locked-in syndrome calls for change to murder law – The Guardian

Posted June 19th, 2012 in assisted suicide, defences, euthanasia, murder, news by sally

“A a 58-year-old victim of locked-in syndrome has told the high court that a decision not to allow him to be helped to die would condemn him “to a ‘life’ of increasing misery”.”

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The Guardian, 19th June 2012

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Locked-in syndrome: high court hears right-to-die pleas – The Guardian

Posted June 19th, 2012 in assisted suicide, euthanasia, judicial review, news by sally

“Two people with locked-in syndrome who find their lives ‘undignified and intolerable’ are taking their right-to-die pleas to the high court.”

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The Guardian, 19th June 2012

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Tony Nicklinson questions Lord Falconer over right to die report – BBC News

Posted April 17th, 2012 in assisted suicide, euthanasia, news, reports by sally

“A man from Wiltshire who has ‘locked-in syndrome’ has asked for an explanation on why he should not be allowed to die.”

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BBC News, 16th April 2012

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Assisted dying policy put to Commons vote – The Guardian

Posted March 26th, 2012 in assisted suicide, euthanasia, news, parliament, prosecutions by sally

“Parliament will this week be forced to confront the question of whether people who help loved ones end their lives should escape prosecution. MPs will be asked to vote in support of guidance drawn up by the director of public prosecutions two years ago that distinguishes between compassionate amateur assistance, which is unlikely to result in prosecution, and malicious encouragement, which can carry a maximum 14-year sentence.”

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The Guardian, 25th March 2012

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Right-to-die hearing for man with locked-in syndrome gets go-ahead – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2012 in assisted suicide, euthanasia, medical treatment, news by sally

“A high court judge has ruled that the right-to-die case of a man who can only communicate by blinking and wants his ‘suffering to end’ should be allowed to proceed.”

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The Guardian, 12th March 2012

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Judge to rule on assisted suicide case – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2012 in assisted suicide, disabled persons, euthanasia, murder, news by sally

“A high court judge is to rule on whether a case brought by a man with ‘locked-in syndrome’ who wants his ‘suffering to end’ should be allowed to proceed.”

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The Guardian, 12th March 2012

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Objections to right-to-die plea – BBC News

Posted January 24th, 2012 in assisted suicide, defences, doctors, euthanasia, news by sally

“The court case of a severely disabled man seeking permission for a doctor to ‘lawfully’ end his life should not go ahead, the Ministry of Justice says.”

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BBC News, 23rd January 2012

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Parliament’s moral duty on assisted dying – The Guardian

Posted January 3rd, 2012 in assisted suicide, euthanasia, news, parliament, reports by tracey

“There has been a lull in the media recently about the rights and wrongs of assisted dying, but the conflict is sure to break out again with the imminent publication of the report from Lord Falconer’s commission, established to consider changes to the law.”

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The Guardian, 1st January 2012

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