Right to die case dismissed by High Court; Humanists UK support Noel Conway’s appeal

Noel Conway’s challenge to the law against assisted dying has this morning been dismissed by the High Court. Humanists UK member Noel suffers from motor neurone disease. He challenges the illegality of assisted dying for those who are terminally ill and have six months or fewer to live. His case was heard in July and this week the Divisional Court rejected it. Humanists UK, which intervened in the case in his support, has expressed its disappointment at the decision. Noel intends to appeal the decision, and Humanists UK will seek to intervene in any appeal.

 

Humanists UK has been represented in its intervention by Nancy Collins of Hodge Jones & Allen LLP alongside Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC and Graeme Hall, both of Doughty Street Chambers. Humanists UK made written and oral submissions.

 

More information is available from Humanists UK, here

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