Campaigners lose ‘right to die’ case

Campaigners have lost their appeal at the UK Supreme Court over the right to die – but the judges said Parliament should now act. Justices ruled against Paul Lamb and Jane Nicklinson by seven to two. A third man, Martin, lost his attempt to have the current prosecution guidance on assisted suicide clarified. But five justices concluded they had the power to declare the current law breaches the right to a private life.

Had the court made such a declaration, it would have forced the government to introduce legislation to amend the law on assisted suicide, reports BBC News

 

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