Assisted Dying

End of Life

In a landmark case at the Supreme Court, judges have given a message to Parliament that if the law on assisted suicide is not reviewed by Parliament then the judges of the Supreme Court will have to take steps if faced with any further appeals about assisted dying.

The Supreme Court has decided that they do have the power to decide whether people not being allowed assistance to die is against the Human Rights Act. If the rules are not clarified, it seems that the judges are letting Parliament know that next time they hear a similar case, they may agree that the law is in breach of the Human Rights Act.