Purdy v. Director of Public Prosecutions

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Guidelines and Assisted Suicide

The Irish Supreme Court will shortly deliver its judgment on litigation commenced against the State by Marie Fleming. Ms. Fleming is terminally ill with multiple sclerosis. She has asked the courts to declare unconstitutional Ireland’s prohibition on physician-assisted suicide. At first instance, a very strong three-judge High Court (Kearns P., Carney and Hogan JJ.) upheld […] Read more