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CNK opposed the late Tony Nicklinson's application for any doctor ending his life not to face prosecution, and had intervener status in his case, later taken up by Paul Lamb. These applications were turned down, first by the High Court and later by the Court of Appeal. We also intervened in the case of 'Martin', who seeks to challenge the law on suicide, and we oppose any further guidance being given by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). We intervened when the cases went before the Supreme Court on 16-19 December 2013; on 25 June 2014, the Supreme Court dismissed the appeals of Nicklinson/Lamb and of 'Martin' and allowed that of the DPP.

High Court (Queen's Bench Division) 2012: Ruling / Summary

Court of Appeal (Civil Division) 2013: Ruling / Summary

Supreme Court 2013: Ruling / Summary

A judicial review of the Director of Public Prosecutions' decision to amend her guidance for assisted suicide prosecutions was allowed to go forward on 28 April.

Posts concerning a succession of court cases concerning euthanasia, assisted suicide and end of life care, primarily in the UK but also key foreign rulings

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