Human rights – Right to respect for private and family life. It was not appropriate and necessary for the court to hear first-hand evidence with cross-examination to seek to determine the mixed ethical, moral and social policy issues that underlay whether Parliament's prohibition on assisted suicide, in s 2(1) of the Suicide Act 196,1 was a justified interference with the claimant's rights. The Divisional Court further held that applications for a certificate permitting a leapfrog appeal to the Supreme Court or permission to appeal were premature.