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The British Humanist Association (BHA) has expressed its sadness at the death of Tony Nicklinson, who campaigned for a new approach on assisted dying. He was 58, and he died on Wednesday morning at home.
The Court of Appeal has decided that a man called ‘L’ can be joined to the legal case of the late Tony Nicklinson’s claim to establish the right to a doctor assisted death. Jane Nicklinson has pursued the claim in her own right under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights as well as the Administratix of the Estate of Tony Nicklinson. The British Humanist Association (BHA), which has intervened in the claims, very much welcomes this news.
New Under-Secretary of State for Health Anna Soubry has announced her support for people having a right to die in their home, while new Minister of State for Care Services Norman Lamb has also said that reform should be looked at. The news comes as the British Humanist Association (BHA) has announced that it is applying to intervene in an appeal to Tony Nicklinson’s right-to-die case,
The court of appeal will decide today at 2pm whether a man called 'L' can take over the late Tony Nicklinson's claim to establish the right to die. 'L' who is immobile after an accident in 1990 feels that he is trapped in his body, cannot enjoy or endure a life that is so monotonous and painful and lacking in autonomy. 'L' wishes a doctor to end his life and seeks the same declaration originally sought by Tony Nicklinson in the legal proceedings. The British Humanist Association have intervened in and are supporting both claims.