Motor neurone disease sufferer wins right to challenge law on assisted suicide – Catholic Herald Online

Noel Conway initially lost his case last month to bring about a judicial review of the law

Noel Conway (front) who suffers from motor neurone disease (PA)
A British man with motor neurone disease has won the right to bring a High Court challenge against the law on assisted suicide.

Noel Conway, aged 67, initially lost his case last month to bring about a judicial review of the law.

But the High Court will now hear the case after the Court of Appeal gave it the green light.

“Clearly the Court of Appeal has agreed that this is an issue deserving full and proper consideration and I look forward to a full hearing at the High Court,” Mr Conway said.

“Having overcome this initial setback in my fight for choice at the end of life, I am more determined than ever to continue.”

Mr Conway wants a declaration that the Suicide Act 1961 is incompatible with Article 8 of the Human Rights Act, which relates to respect for private and family life, and Article 14, which protects from discrimination.


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