Right to Life in UK Law

  • St. George's Healthcare N.H.S. Trust v S
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 30 Jul 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 Mar 2004
    ....... . 2 The European Court of Human Rights has repeatedly interpreted article 2 of the European Convention as g on member states substantive obligations not to take life without justification and also to establish a framework of laws, ......
  • Re T (an Adult) (Consent to Medical Treatment)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 30 Jul 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 Nov 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 Jul 2007
    ...... breach of article 2 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms ("the Convention") and, secondly, that it would ... '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 ......
  • Re J (A Minor)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 10 Jul 1992
    ...... 12 It is against this background that the local authority rightly decided that, if it were lawful, it might well become necessary to give J. ... 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 ......
  • R (L) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Secretary of State for the Home Department intervening)
    • Supreme Court
    • 29 Oct 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 Mar 2007
    ...... article 2 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms , the obligation of the United Kingdom under ... 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 (Imtiaz Amin) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; R (Middleton) v West Somerset Coroner
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 05 Oct 2001
    ...... imposed by Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights ("the Convention"). I also said that I would give, during the course of ... Convention, which provides in sub-article(1): "Everyone's right to life shall be protected by law. …" . . 54 The European Court ......
  • 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 Dec 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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