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  • Former Archbishop of Canterbury Carey Changes Mind to Back Assisted Suicide Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    The former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has declared his support for new legislation to legalise assisted suicide, in direct opposition to official Church of England policy. The announcement comes as the House of Lords next week prepares to vote on a bill proposed by Labour peer Lord Falconer, which would allow assisted suicide in cases where someone was mentally capable, and had six months or fewer left to live. Lord Carey said "Today we face a central paradox. Recently locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson died after being refused the right to die, and Lord Welby said that the case had had the "deepest influence" on his change of heart. More »

  • Legal Challenge To Assisted Suicide Ban Lost
    Legal Challenge To Assisted Suicide Ban Lost Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    Campaigners have lost their latest legal challenge at the Supreme Court over the "right to die" for disabled people. Jane Nicklinson, the widow of "locked-in syndrome" sufferer Tony Nicklinson, brought the case along with paralysed former builder Paul Lamb and another disabled man, known only as Martin, who want to make it legal for doctors to help their patients end their lives. Justices at the Supreme Court were ruling on whether the current ban, set out in the 1961 Suicide Act, is incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. More »

  • Britons lose right-to-die case but campaigners see progress
    Britons lose right-to-die case but campaigners see progress Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    A paralysed car crash victim and the widow of a man who had locked-in syndrome lost a legal bid at Britain's highest court on Wednesday for the right to assisted suicide - but some of the judges signalled parliament should now tackle the issue. The justices ruled seven-to-two against the appeal brought by Paul Lamb, who has only been able to move his right hand since his accident in 1990, and Jane Nicklinson, whose husband Tony was paralysed after a stroke, court documents showed. Tony Nicklinson, who was conscious but unable to communicate verbally, refused food and medication after he lost an earlier legal bid to end his life with a doctor's help in 2012 and died a week later. Both appeals had argued Britain's bar on the men getting help to commit suicide infringed the European Convention on Human Rights. More »

  • Doctor Cleared After Helping Patients Die
    Doctor Cleared After Helping Patients Die Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    A former doctor who gave lethal injections to seven terminally ill patients to help them die has been cleared over poisoning charges at a French court. Nicolas Bonnemaison had faced life in prison over the allegations. His lawyer said the acquittal was "enormous" and would add weight to the debate raging in France over the legality of assisted suicide. Relatives of Bonnemaison's patients testified on his behalf during the trial as calls to legalise assisted suicide gather pace. More »

  • Campaigners Lose Latest 'Right to Die' Assisted Suicide Law Change  … Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    Campaigners have lost their latest legal challenge over the right to die for disabled people at the Supreme Court. Paralysed former lorry driver Paul Lamb and Jane Nicklinson – wife of locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson, who died in 2012 – brought forward the case with two other families to appeal for it to be legal for doctors to help people who require medical assistance to end their lives. The Supreme Court was ruling on whether the ban on assisted suicide, set out in the 1961 Suicide Act, goes against the European Convention on Human Rights. More »

  • Right-to-die appeal dismissed by judges
    Right-to-die appeal dismissed by judges Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    Supreme court judges have dismissed a bid to effectively make euthanasia legal in the UK, after months of deliberating behind the scenes. More »

  • Right-To-Die Campaigners Lose Court Appeal
    Right-To-Die Campaigners Lose Court Appeal Wed, Jul 31, 2013

    Road accident victim Paul Lamb and the family of the late locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson have lost a right-to-die challenge at the Court of Appeal. More »

  • 'Right-to-die' challenge rejected by top UK court
    'Right-to-die' challenge rejected by top UK court Wed, Jul 31, 2013

    A British court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by a paralysed road accident victim and the relatives of a man who died after suffering locked-in syndrome for the right to euthanasia. More »

  • Paul Lamb right-to-die: The history of assisted suicide in the UK
    Paul Lamb right-to-die: The history of assisted suicide in the UK Wed, Jul 31, 2013

    As Paul Lamb and the family of Tony Nicklinson lose a right-to-die challenge at the Court of Appeal, Yahoo! takes a look back at the history of a highly controversial issue More »

  • Judges To Rule On Assisted Suicide Appeal
    Judges To Rule On Assisted Suicide Appeal Wed, Jul 31, 2013

    Leading judges are to rule on the latest round of a right-to-die legal battle started by locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson. More »

  • Right-To-Die 'Three' In New Legal Challenge
    Right-To-Die 'Three' In New Legal Challenge Mon, May 13, 2013

    Lawyers representing three men who have asked for the right to die are taking their cases to the Court of Appeal. More »

  • Tony Nicklinson's Ashes To Be Scattered
    Tony Nicklinson's Ashes To Be Scattered Sat, May 11, 2013

    The ashes of right-to-die campaigner Tony Nicklinson will be scattered by his family ahead of a rugby match in his honour. More »

  • Keir Starmer To Step Down As CPS Boss
    Keir Starmer To Step Down As CPS Boss Wed, Apr 24, 2013

    The Director of Public Prosecutions is to step down from the role at the end of his five-year term of office in October. More »

  • Paul Lamb: New Face Of Right-To-Die Battle
    Paul Lamb: New Face Of Right-To-Die Battle Thu, Apr 18, 2013

    A man who is almost totally paralysed has waived his right to anonymity in a legal battle to end his life with the help of a doctor. More »

  • Crash victim seeks right to doctor-assisted death
    Crash victim seeks right to doctor-assisted death Thu, Apr 18, 2013

    A man paralysed in a road accident has joined the legal campaign for the right to a doctor-assisted death, saying that he wants the right to "call it a day". More »

  • New Health Minister Supports Right To Die
    New Health Minister Supports Right To Die Sat, Sep 8, 2012

    A newly-promoted health minister has criticised UK rules on assisted suicide as "ridiculous", adding that legislation needs to "evolve". More »

  • Locked-In Sufferer Is Finally 'At Peace'
    Locked-In Sufferer Is Finally 'At Peace' Tue, Aug 28, 2012

    The family of Tony Nicklinson, who died last week, say he had 'given up' after losing his right-to-die court battle. More »

  • Tony Nicklinson dies at 58: Tributes pour in for 'locked in' man
    Tony Nicklinson dies at 58: Tributes pour in for 'locked in' man Wed, Aug 22, 2012

    Tony Nicklinson has been hailed a "gutsy" and "extraordinary" man after he died from pneumonia today. More »

  • Tony Nicklinson's last tweet: Goodbye world the time has come, I had some f … Wed, Aug 22, 2012

    Tony Nicklinson's last tweet before he died today read: "Goodbye world the time has come, I had some fun." More »

  • Locked-In Syndrome Victim Dies Aged 58
    Locked-In Syndrome Victim Dies Aged 58 Wed, Aug 22, 2012

    Tony Nicklinson, who lost a legal battle last week for the right to end his life with medical help, has died at the age of 58. More »

  • Locked-in man Tony Nicklinson breaks down as he loses right-to-die bid
    Locked-in man Tony Nicklinson breaks down as he loses right-to-die bid Thu, Aug 16, 2012

    'Locked-in' campaigner Tony Nicklinson wept as judges refused his landmark right-to-die case today. More »

  • Sufferers Lose Landmark Right-To-Die Battle
    Sufferers Lose Landmark Right-To-Die Battle Thu, Aug 16, 2012

    Two victims of locked-in syndrome have lost their legal battles for the right to end their lives with medical help. More »

  • Right-To-Die Ruling For Locked-In Sufferer
    Right-To-Die Ruling For Locked-In Sufferer Thu, Aug 16, 2012

    Locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson is to learn whether he has won his High Court battle for the right to end his life when he chooses. More »

  • Twitter Campaign Over Right-To-Die Case
    Twitter Campaign Over Right-To-Die Case Tue, Jun 19, 2012

    A paralysed man who heads to the High Court today to seek the right to die is at the centre of an extraordinary social media campaign to persuade him to change his mind. More »

  • Judge: Right-To-Die Case Can Go Ahead Mon, Mar 12, 2012

    A paralysed man who wants a doctor to help him die has won the right to have his case heard at the High Court. More »

  • A question of murder: Right-to-die case gets green light
    A question of murder: Right-to-die case gets green light Mon, Mar 12, 2012

    A paralysed man's bid to end his life lawfully in the UK will have a full hearing in court, Mr Justice Charles has ruled. More »

  • Paralysed Man To Ask For Right To Die
    Paralysed Man To Ask For Right To Die Tue, Nov 29, 2011

    A father who is paralysed from the neck down and unable to speak is to seek permission from a judge for a doctor to lawfully end his life. More »