The Lord Advocate’s failure to provide guidance on assisted suicide prosecution policy was not incompatible with ECHR, art 8
Ross v Lord Advocate  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
- Court of Session (Inner House)
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.