Article 2: Right to Life v Right to Die

Christie, Laura (2020) Article 2: Right to Life v Right to Die. Sunderland Student Law Journal. pp. 30-34. ISSN 2634 -193X

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Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights protects an individual’s right to life. The article states that everyone shall have the right to life and ‘everyone’s right to life shall be protected by law’. The Article however does not grant the right to die, as alluded to in the case of Pretty v UK 2002.1 Issues regarding being given the right to die are ongoing within the UK with ‘more than 90% of the UK’s population believing assisted dying should be legalised for those suffering from terminal illnesses’.2 Due to these issues, it is questioned whether the UK amend the law to allow for assisted dying in certain circumstances under the proposed British Bill of Rights.

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Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2021 09:58
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