Right to Life in UK Law

  • St. George's Healthcare N.H.S. Trust v S
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 30 Julio 1998
    ...... difficult issues about the future health and well-being or even the life of the patient, the issue of capacity should be examined by an independent ......
  • R (Jean Middleton) v HM Coroner for Western Somersetshire and Secretary of State for the Home Department
    • House of Lords
    • 11 Marzo 2004
    ...... as imposing on member states substantive obligations not to take life without justification and also to establish a framework of laws, ... complaint, ruled: "Given the fundamental importance of the right to the protection of life, Article 13 requires, in addition to the payment ......
  • Re T (an Adult) (Consent to Medical Treatment)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 30 Julio 1992
    ...... 1 This appeal is not in truth about the "right to die". There is no suggestion that Miss T. wants to die. I do not doubt ... so as to prevent injury to my health, or even to preserve my life", nor was the form read or its contents explained to her. She simply ......
  • R (Pretty) v DPP
    • House of Lords
    • 29 Noviembre 2001
    ...... mentally alert and would like to be able to take steps to bring her life to a peaceful end at a time of her choosing. But her physical incapacity ...Mrs Pretty claims that she has a right to her husband's assistance in committing suicide and that section 2 of ......
  • Re Officer L
    • House of Lords
    • 31 Julio 2007
    ...... 'will the requirement to give evidence give rise to a real risk to life?'. To express the matter in terms of an increased risk implies that the .... . 19 The right to life is simply and briefly expressed in the first sentence of article 2 ......
  • Re J (A Minor)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 10 Julio 1992
    ...... which is always a measure of last resort, designed to maintain life rather than to cure. But it was clearly possible that J. might at any time ...In March 1992 J. reached the age of 16 and exercised her right to cease to be represented by the Official Solicitor and instead to ......
  • R (L) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Secretary of State for the Home Department intervening)
    • Supreme Court
    • 29 Octubre 2009
    ......, section 115(7) of the 1997 Act is compatible with the applicant's right to respect for his or her private life under article 8 of the European ......
  • R (Hurst) v HM Coroner for Northern District London
    • House of Lords
    • 28 Marzo 2007
    ......Therefore, any right to a wider inquiry (into any failure by the prison authorities to put the ... the State had failed in its obligation to protect the right to life. . . 17 As to whether or not the coroner's decision should ......
  • R (on the application of Nicklinson and another) v Ministry of Justice; R (on the application of AM) v DPP
    • Supreme Court
    • 25 Junio 2014
    ...... Martin, each of whom was suffering such a distressing and undignified life that he had long wished to end it, but could not do so himself because of ... both added (because she contended that she had a claim in her own right) and substituted (in her capacity as administratrix of Mr Nicklinson's ......
  • R (A and Others) v Lord Saville of Newdigate; R (on the application of Widgery Soldiers) v Members of The Tribunal Sitting as The Bloody Sunday Inquiry
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 19 Diciembre 2001
    ...... Rather than identifying a phrase which encapsulated the risk to the right to life in article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights, the court ......
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