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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Monday, June 30, 2014

Britain’s Supreme Court Asks Parliament to Reconsider Assisted Suicide Laws

LawAs I have previously discussed, the Supreme Court of Britain recently rejected an appeal that challenged Britain’s law on the right-to-die. An assisted dying bill, modeled off of similar legislation passed in Oregon, is scheduled to be debated by Parliament. However, Lord Neuberger of the Supreme Court called for Parliament to seriously consider whether to legalize assisted suicide and noted that the currently scheduled bill, which would limit the practice to those who are already dying, may be too restrictive. He also pointed out that suicide is currently legal.

See John Bingham, Supreme Court Rejects Right to Die Bid but Challenges Parliament to Review Law, The Telegraph, June 25, 2014.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.


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