Monthly Archives: August 2013

The defence of necessity and the Nicklinson case

The Court of Appeal has resoundingly rejected an argument to permit a defence of necessity to euthanasia and, by extension, to encouraging or assisting suicide (R (Nicklinson) v Ministry of Justice [2013] EWCA Civ 961). This is the less surprising outcome of the latest round of 'right to die' litigation which originally involved Tony Nicklinson […]