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The Lord Advocate’s failure to provide guidance on assisted suicide prosecution policy was not incompatible with ECHR, art 8

Ross v Lord Advocate [2016] CSIH 12

Related Member(s):
Aidan O’Neill QC (Scot)
Related Practice Area(s):
Healthcare, Mental Health and Mental Capacity, Human Rights, Crime and Regulatory Law

The court rejected the petitioner’s challenge to the Lord Advocate’s prosecution policy on assisted suicide, on the grounds that the lack of specific guidance amounted to an interference with ECHR, art 8 that was not adequately provide by law.

Aidan O’Neill QC was involved in this case.