*R (on the Application of AM) v General Medical Council

Medical practitioner – Disciplinary proceedings. The claimant, who suffered from 'locked in' syndrome, sought judicial review of the defendant General Medical Council's (the GMC) guidance on assisted suicide. The Divisional Court, in dismissing the application, held that the guidance did not infringe arts 8 or 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, in particular, as a blanket ban on assisted suicide did not infringe and the guidance was not irrational. Further, the GMC's guidance was not obliged to be in line with that the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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