*R (on the application of Nicklinson and another) v Ministry of Justice; R (on the application of AM) v Director of Public Prosecutions

Criminal law – Suicide. The Supreme Court considered two appeals together, concerning three appellants who had suffered from permanent and catastrophic physical disabilities and wished to die at the time of their choosing. However, they were not physically capable of ending their own life unaided. The Court considered, amongst other things, whether s 2 of the Suicide Act 1961 infringed the appellants' rights under art 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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