under fire. CNK declines to give evidence.
Lord Falconer's new Commission on Assisted Dying, launched on 30 November at the London HQ of think-tank Demos, has been heavily criticised for lack of transparency and independence.
Dr Peter Saunders (CNK Campaign Director) and Dr John Wiles (CNK Chairman) have now written a letter declining Lord Falconer's invitation to give evidence to his Commission on assisted dying, along with many others. You can read the letter by clicking on the attached pdf link, above.
Articles Melksham man gives evidence to assisted dying inquiry, The BBC, 14 December 2010
An open letter and some questions for Lord Falconer on his 'Commission' on Assisted Dying, The Telegraph, 13 December 2010
Assisted dying inquiry launched by Lord Falconer: The Telegraph, 30 November 2010
Doubt cast on impartiality of assisted suicide commission: Federation of Disabled People, 15 November
Dignity in Dying gets in another awful muddle – and what is this bogus 'Commission on Assisted Dying'?: The Telegraph, 29 November
Concern over assisted suicide commission: The Chrisitan Institute, 29 November 2010
Assisted dying inquiry will be fair, Falconer vows: The Guardian, 30 November 2010
Further disclosures about Lord Falconer's Commission on Assisted Dying raise more questions about transparency and independence: Dr Saunders' Blogspot, 28 November 2010
Inquiry into changing law on assisted dying accused of prejudice; Critics say commission's views are already known: The Times, 1 December 2010
Serious questions raised about status and independence of new Commission on 'Assisted Dying': Dr Saunders' Blogspot, 25 November 2010
Commission is set up to consider law on assisted dying, The British Medical Journal, 18 November 2010
Assisted dying inquiry backed by Terry Pratchett starts: BBC News, 30 November 2010
This partisan body won't be assisting anyone; Nor will I assist it. The Commission on Assisted Dying is a wolf in sheep's clothing: The Times, 2 December 2010