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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Assisted Dying Bill Committee Stage 7November 2014.

On 7 November the House of Lords began Committee Stage on Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying. ....

The Crown Prosecution Service provides a clarification

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has published a clarification of one aspect of its Policy for ....

Assisted Dying Bill ‘unsatisfactory’, says legal think-tank.

A thoughtful article by legal think-tank Halsbury’s Law Exchange analyses Lord Falconer; ....

An assisted dying law would change the moral landscape.

In a balanced and thoughtful editorial published on the eve of the Second Reading of Lord Falconer ....

House of Lords debates assisted suicide guidelines.

The House of Lords discusses how cases of encouraging or assisting suicide are handled by the ....

An ‘Assisted Dying’ law would be no more than “a line in the sand”.

“Laws, like nation states, are more secure when their boundaries rest on natural frontiers ....

Right-to-die Bill a ‘blank cheque’ for assisted suicide, say senior judges.

Lord Falconer’s proposal would threaten public safety, Peers warn The Daily Telegraph ....

Claims that the law is not fit for purpose do not stand up to serious scrutiny, say Peers.

Lord Falconer’s ‘assisted dying’ bill is “asking Parliament to sign a ....

‘Assisted Dying’ and the law.

An analysis of the Suicide Act 1961 and of how it works in practice. In a report published today, ....

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