Suicide Act breaches human right to dignity, high court told

Attempt to legalise assisted dying gets under way at Royal Courts of Justice as QC says 1961 act should be declared illegal

The 1961 Suicide Act breaches human rights protecting dignity and personal autonomy and should be declared illegal, the high court has been told.

At the opening of a week-long courtroom challenge aimed at legalising assisted dying, Richard Gordon QC said risk cannot be entirely removed from making difficult medical decisions at the end of patients’ lives.

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July 17th, 2017 by