Law and religion round-up – 2nd December

And as the lights on the Christmas tree shine out over New Palace Yard, it’s beginning to look a lot like…  Advent Sunday

Assisted dying

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court refused Mr Noel Conway’s application for permission to appeal against the dismissal of his appeal from the decision of the Divisional Court refusing his application for a declaration that the ban on assisting suicide in s.2(1) of the Suicide Act 1961 is incompatible with his rights under Article 8 ECHR.

“Not without some reluctance”, the panel concluded that Mr Conway’s prospects of success were not sufficient to justify giving permission to appeal.

Mandatory reporting

In our report of the Peter Ball inquiry, we noted that the need for mandatory reporting of suspected abuse was a theme common to all IICSA hearings. Continue reading