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Jersey Assembly votes for humane right to die law

Jersey’s States Assembly today approved a proposal to change the law on assisted dying for adult islanders with terminal or incurable conditions, who have a clear and settled wish to end their lives. Channel Islands Humanists, part of Humanists UK, which campaigns for a right to die for those with terminal or incurable illnesses, praised the debate… Read more »

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Straw advances constitutional ‘quiet revolution’

By Alex Stevenson Jack Straw sought to continue the government’s “quiet revolution” in constitutional arrangements today as he published a green paper on rights and responsibilities. The justice secretary wants to develop a full British Bill Of Rights and duties “as a step towards a written constitution” and today’s green paper is designed to act… Read more »

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Straw to present rights bill to parliament
Straw to present rights bill to parliament

By politics.co.uk staff Justice secretary Jack Straw is set to present his bill of rights and responsibilities green paper to the Commons today after a tortured birth process. The green paper comes much later than anticipated, but after more than a year spent in planning Mr Straw is still unable to specify whether the rights… Read more »