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3 June 2009

Posted by DMC on 3 June 2009 in Diary |

The House Of Lords today rejected Dianne Pretty’s appeal for immunity from prosecution for persons assisting a suicide.

In summary, from a long and important judgment, Lord Bingham held that ‘ Mrs Pretty cannot establish any breach of any convention right’. (Lords Steyn and Hope concurring)

I would suggest that anyone who is sufficiently interested should read this judgment for themselves, which can be found at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200102/ldjudgmt/jd011129/pretty-1.htm

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