Assisted dying / assisted suicide – an informer

In light of the publication of the Westminster Parliament’s Health and Social Care Committee’s (very good) report on assisted dying / assisted suicide on 29 February 2024 and as a modest contribution to informing debate about these issues, I have recorded an ‘informer,’ in which I give an overview of the current law in England & Wales and worldwide, set out some of the reasons why people might want change, and some reasons why people are concerned about it, and then look at what the European Convention on Human Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities might say of relevance.  It is quite a lot for half an hour, and it goes without saying that it is a video which engages with difficult matters.

I mention the resources available from the British Medical Association in the video: they are available here, and are very useful for informing yourself of the issues.

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