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  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
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This CPDcast with barristers Jo Morris and Lesley Manley from 1 Inner Temple Lane explains the law in the UK on mercy killing. It sets out the legal framework governing mercy killing in the UK and some of the recent appeals to the ECHR challenging the illegality of mercy killing in the UK under the Human Rights Act 1998.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Know how mercy killing is defined;
  • Understand the legal framework governing mercy killing in the UK;
  • Be aware of the countries that have legalised voluntary euthanasia;
  • Have considered some of the recent appeals to the ECHR challenging the illegality of mercy killing in the UK under the Human Rights Act 1998;
  • Understand how the law in the UK seeks to distinguish between crimes of compassion and crime of malice.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • Coroners and Justice Act 2010;
  • Human Rights Act 1998;
  • Osman v United Kingdom [1998] EHRR 101;
  • Pretty v. The United Kingdom [European Court of Human Rights] Application no. 2346/02, Strasbourg, April 29;
  • R (Purdy) v DPP (2009) EWCA Civ 92;
  • Suicide act 1961.
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In this CPDcast, barristers to Jo Morris and Lesley Manley from 1 Inner Temple Lane discuss the law as it stands in the UK on mercy killing.

Date Recorded: 12th August 2013

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