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The assisted suicide debate will be interpreted in multiple ways

Yesterday, Parliament debated the motion, “That this House welcomes the Director of Public Prosecutions’ Policy for Prosecutors in Respect of Cases of Encouraging or Assisting Suicide, published in February 2010.” The Policy is available here. It says in particular, This policy does not in any way “decriminalise” the offence of encouraging or assisting suicide. Nothing in this policy can be taken to amount to an assurance that a person will be immune from prosecution if he or she does an […]

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