The Law

'If it ain't broken, don't fix it,' goes the well-known adage. Is our current law on assisted suicide working effectively? How well are assisted suicide and euthanasia laws working other countries? Are the safeguards enshrined in law, enough to protect the vulnerable?

Below are numerous reports examining in detail the data from at home and abroad concerning the law on assisted suicide and euthanasia.

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PODCAST: Safeguards – What Safeguards?

In our second podcast Robert Preston examines the so-called safeguards of legalised assisted dying. ....

Washington State: Legalised Physician Assisted Suicide in 2018.

What does the latest report from Washington State tell us? Washington State has published its ....

Parliament or the Courts?

Changing the law on assisted suicide is a matter for Parliament A few weeks ago former Justice of ....

Lord Sumption on assisted suicide: What did he really say?

A critical analysis of claims that Lord Sumption implied that our law is ‘broken’. In ....

Briefing from Oregon: House Bill 2232.

House Bill 2232 would expand the remit of Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act What does the Bill ....

Physician assisted suicides in Oregon rise sharply.

A PAS law along the lines of Oregon’s ‘Death with Dignity Act’ could be expected ....

Worcestershire man with MND does not support a change in the law.

John King is ready to die and has opted to have his treatment withdrawn Ludlow and Tenbury Wells ....

A Welcome Judgment by the Court of Appeal.

The existing law achieves a fair balance between individual autonomy and protection of the ....

No decision about me without me.

If ‘assisted dying’ is a matter for society and not for the medical profession, it is ....

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