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Phil Newby asks High Court for the right to challenge the UK’s ban on assisted dying

Phil Newby, a man who is facing incurable suffering and wants the right to challenge the UK’s ban on assisted dying, yesterday appealed for permission before the High Court. The 49-year-old father of two, who suffers from the degenerative condition motor neurone disease, has already raised over £42,000 in donations from the public. Phil could [...]

2019-10-23T10:24:40+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Legal Action|

The ‘forfeiture’ rule and assisted dying – punishing compassionate families?

Recently, it was reported that Sarah Ninian, the wife of Alexander Ninian who ended his life at the Swiss clinic Dignitas in 2017, was entitled to inherit from her husband. Mr Ninian, who had been deemed mentally competent, had been suffering since 2013 from progressive supra-nuclear palsy, an incurable disease which can lead to a [...]

2019-04-01T15:10:47+00:00March 5th, 2019|Legal Action|

PRESS RELEASE: Right to Die Campaigner Noel Conway Loses challenge in UK’s Highest Court

Today, assisted dying campaigner Noel Conway has lost permission to bring a case before the Supreme Court. Diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) four years ago, the retired teacher from Shrewsbury, is dependent upon a ventilator for up to 23 hours a day and has limited movement in his right hand, neck and head. Mr [...]

2018-11-27T15:31:34+00:00November 27th, 2018|Dignity in Dying, Legal Action|

The Omid T Judicial Review: “Bound to be Dismissed”?

MDMD’s Campaigns and Communication Manager, Keiron McCabe, breaks down the judgement behind Omid’s defeat. On Tuesday 2nd October 2018, Omid T’s assisted dying case , known as R (on the Application of T) v Ministry of Justice [2018] EWHC 2615 (Admin), lost at its first hurdle in the High Court. In order to challenge the UK’s [...]

2018-10-19T13:53:37+00:00October 18th, 2018|Legal Action, MDMD|

Exclusive Interview with Andi Reiss, Film Director, and personal friend of Omid

MDMD's Campaigns and Communications Manager, Keiron McCabe, spoke exclusively with “Endgame” director Andi Reiss about Omid’s journey. Andi was present at Omid's medically assisted suicide in Switzerland. Photo: Omid and Andi, shortly before Omid's death at Lifecircle Switzerland. Photo credit: Andi Reiss How did you first become interested in the issues around Assisted Dying? My [...]

2018-10-05T20:27:26+00:00October 5th, 2018|Disability, Jersey, Legal Action, Personal Stories|