Euthanasia and assisted dying

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BreakingNo decision on assisted dying case today

There will be no ruling today on whether the Supreme Court will hear an assisted dying case being brought by a Shropshire man with motor neurone disease.

Lawyers acting for retired lecturer Noel Conway, from Garmston, want a judicial review of current laws, but were rejected by the Court of Appeal in June.

Noel Conway
BBC

A decision from the Supreme Court is now expected within a week.

Assisted dying fight returns to court

A Shropshire man with motor neurone disease who's fighting for a review of assisted dying laws is due to find out later today if his legal case can continue.

Noel Conway
BBC

In June, the Court of Appeal rejected a request made by Noel Conway from Garmston for a judicial review of the current laws.

Today his lawyers plus campaign group Dignity in Dying will ask for a full hearing at the Supreme Court.

Mr Conway, who says he feels "entombed" by his illness, is dependent on a ventilator for up to 23 hours a day and only has movement in his right hand, head and neck.

Jersey States to discuss assisted dying in 2019

Ryan Morrison

BBC News Online

Senior politicians in Jersey will discuss assisted dying in 2019 after a petition was signed by more than 1,000 people.

The petition urged the States to "promote and support" legislation to make it easier for people to make their own end of life choices, including the time and manner of their death.

Jersey General Hospital
BBC

Health Minister Deputy Richard Renouf said in his response that people already have a choice over how they are treated, including choice over how and where they die.

He said the subject of assisted dying was "complex and a sensitive issue". He said any decision by the States of Jersey would first require an extensive and informed discussion.

He said he would be bringing the matter to the Council of Ministers by January 2019 for the start of a detailed discussion.

In May Guernsey's government rejected proposals that could have seen assisted dying legalised in the future.

Gwenda Owen calls for change in law on 'end of life' choice
Gwenda Owen was diagnosed with the degenerative condition motor neurone disease last year.