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R (Nicklinson) v Ministry of Justice

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R (Nicklinson) v Ministry of Justice was a 2014 judgment by the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom that considered the question of the right to die in English law. [1]

27 relations: Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, Assisted suicide, Autonomy, BBC, BBC News, Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, Brian Kerr, Baron Kerr of Tonaghmore, Charlie Falconer, Baron Falconer of Thoroton, David Neuberger, Baron Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Debbie Purdy, Dignitas (Swiss non-profit organisation), Director of Public Prosecutions, European Court of Human Rights, House of Lords, Margin of appreciation, Parliament of the United Kingdom, Parliamentary sovereignty, Pretty v United Kingdom, Private Members' Bills in the Parliament of the United Kingdom, Right to die, Rob Marris, Suicide, Suicide Act 1961, Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, 2014 Judgments of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights

Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights provides a right to respect for one's "private and family life, his home and his correspondence", subject to certain restrictions that are "in accordance with law" and "necessary in a democratic society".

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Assisted suicide

Assisted suicide is suicide committed with the aid of another person, sometimes a physician.

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Autonomy

In development or moral, political, and bioethical philosophy, autonomy is the capacity to make an informed, un-coerced decision.

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BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.

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BBC News

BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.

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Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond

Brenda Marjorie Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, (born 31 January 1945) is a British judge and the current President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

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Brian Kerr, Baron Kerr of Tonaghmore

Brian Francis Kerr, Baron Kerr of Tonaghmore, (born 22 February 1948) is a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and former Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland.

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Charlie Falconer, Baron Falconer of Thoroton

Charles Leslie Falconer, Baron Falconer of Thoroton, PC, QC, (born 19 November 1951) is a British Labour peer and barrister.

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David Neuberger, Baron Neuberger of Abbotsbury

David Edmond Neuberger, Baron Neuberger of Abbotsbury, (born 10 January 1948) is an English judge.

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Debbie Purdy

Debbie Purdy (4 May 1963 – 23 December 2014) was a British music journalist and political activist from Bradford, West Yorkshire, with primary progressive multiple sclerosis, notable for her challenge to the law in England and Wales as relates to assisted suicide.

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Dignitas (Swiss non-profit organisation)

Dignitas is a Swiss non-profit members' society providing assisted/accompanied suicide to those members of the organisation who suffer from terminal illness and/or severe physical and/or mental illnesses, supported by (of the organization independent) qualified Swiss doctors.

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Director of Public Prosecutions

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is the office or official charged with the prosecution of criminal offences in several criminal jurisdictions around the world.

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European Court of Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR or ECtHR; Cour européenne des droits de l’homme) is a supranational or international court established by the European Convention on Human Rights.

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House of Lords

The House of Lords of the United Kingdom, also known as the House of Peers, is the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Margin of appreciation

The margin of appreciation (or margin of state discretion) is a doctrine with a wide scope in international human rights law.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom

The Parliament of the United Kingdom, commonly known as the UK Parliament or British Parliament, is the supreme legislative body of the United Kingdom, the Crown dependencies and overseas territories.

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Parliamentary sovereignty

Parliamentary sovereignty (also called parliamentary supremacy or legislative supremacy) is a concept in the constitutional law of some parliamentary democracies.

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Pretty v United Kingdom

Pretty v. United Kingdom (2346/02) was a case decided by European Court of Human Rights in 2002.

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Private Members' Bills in the Parliament of the United Kingdom

A private members' bill (PMB) in the Parliament of the United Kingdom is a type of public bill that can be introduced by either members of the House of Commons or House of Lords who are not Ministers.

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Right to die

The right to die is a concept based on the opinion that a human being is entitled to end his or her own life or to undergo voluntary euthanasia.

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Rob Marris

Robert Howard Marris (born 8 April 1955) is a British Labour Party politician, who served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wolverhampton South West.

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Suicide

Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one's own death.

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Suicide Act 1961

The Suicide Act 1961 (9 & 10 Eliz 2 c 60) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom is the supreme court in all matters under English and Welsh law, Northern Irish law and Scottish civil law.

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The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.

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2014 Judgments of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

This is a list of the judgments given by the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in the year 2014.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R_(Nicklinson)_v_Ministry_of_Justice

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