Assisted dying – update

The BBC reports that “Martin”, whose application to the Administrative Court was heard with Tony Nicklinson’s in Nicklinson, R (on the application of) v Ministry of Justice [2012] EWHC 2381 is seeking leave to appeal against the refusal of the Court to grant him

“… an order that the DPP should clarify his published policy so that other people, who may on compassionate grounds be willing to assist Martin to commit suicide through the use of Dignitas, would know, one way or the other, whether they would be more likely than not to face prosecution in England” (para 9).

We have previously noted the intention of Tony Nicklinson’s widow to seek leave to appeal against the judgment – about which I blogged at the time. Whether or not she has locus to appeal I do not know – but “Martin” certainly has.

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