Disabled people are protected by human rights. Whatever a person’s abilities, they are entitled to a basic standard of dignity which human rights laws guarantee.

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Criminalising assisted suicide doesn’t breach human rights

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A woman with motor neurone disease said the ban on assisted suicide breached her human rights.The Court didn't doubt the firmness of her belief, but the state must protect right to life. There was risk of abuse in the system if assisted suicide was legalised.

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