Disabled Rights campaigner wins right to challenge assisted suicide (UK)

By April 30, 2015 Recent News

Mirror 28 April 2015
A disabled rights campaigner won a legal victory against Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders over the law on assisted suicide.
Former theatre manager Nikki Kenward, 62, who is confined to a wheelchair, was allowed to challenge her ruling last year that made the prosecution of healthcare professionals who help people take their own lives less likely.
Mrs Kenward, of Aston on Clun, Shropshire, who is backed by her husband Merv, argued at the High Court in London that the decision was unconstitutional.
Lord Justice Bean, sitting with Mr Justice Hickinbottom, said she had an “arguable” case and that she could seek a judicial review into the ruling.
A full hearing into the issue of Mrs Saunders’ decision will be held later this year.