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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]

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

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Autonomy (Ancient Greek: αὐτονομία autonomia from αὐτόνομος autonomos from αὐτο- auto- "self" and νόμος nomos, "law", hence when combined understood to mean "one who gives oneself one's own law") is a concept found in moral, political, and bioethical philosophy.

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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the public-service broadcaster of the United Kingdom, headquartered at Broadcasting House in London.

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

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Brian Francis Kerr, Baron Kerr of Tonaghmore is a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and former Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland.

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

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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 is a Swiss group helping those with terminal illness and severe physical and mental illnesses to die, assisted by qualified doctors and nurses.

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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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The European Court of Human Rights (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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The House of Lords is the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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

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

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A private member's 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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The right to die is a moral principle based on the belief that a human being is entitled to commit suicide or to undergo voluntary euthanasia.

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Robert Howard Marris (born 8 April 1955) is a British Labour Party politician, who was returned in 2015 as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wolverhampton South West, having been elected (with a majority of 801) in the General Election of that year, and having previously held the seat from 2001 to 2010.

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

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

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

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The Daily Telegraph is a British daily morning English-language broadsheet newspaper, published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed throughout the United Kingdom and internationally.

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The Guardian is a British national daily newspaper.

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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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