16/12/2013

Right-To-Die Hearing Begins At Supreme Court

The Supreme Court are due to preside over the last round in the ongoing right-to-die legal campaign.

The family of the late Tony Nicklinson, who suffered from locked-in syndrome and died earlier this year while campaigning for his right-to-die, and Paul Lamb, who was paralysed in a road crash, want to see the law changed to allow people to die with the assistance of a doctor.

The Nicklinson family and My Lamb argue that the law prohibiting assisting suicide is incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.

The hearing is expected to last four days and nine judges will sit on the panel, up from the usual five.

(MH/IT)

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