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No right to assisted death: Conway v Secretary of State for Justice

In recent years, disabled and terminally ill applicants have brought repeated legal challenges to section 2 of the Suicide Act 1961, which makes it an offence intentionally to do an act capable of encouraging or assisting the suicide or attempted suicide of another.  Anna Beale considers Conway v Secretary of State for Justice , the most recen...
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High Court to consider the human rights implications of assisted suicide

Monday 17 th July 2017 sees the start in the High Court  of  Conway v Secretary of State for Justice, with Noel Conway challenging section 2 of the Suicide Act as being in breach of his rights under the Human Rights Act 1998 to an assisted suicide. Catherine Casserley of Cloisters Chambers is representing Not Dead Yet UK Ltd  an orga...
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