Clarifying the law on assisted suicide? Ross v Lord Advocate

Chalmers, J. (2017) Clarifying the law on assisted suicide? Ross v Lord Advocate. Edinburgh Law Review, 21(1), pp. 93-98. (doi:10.3366/elr.2017.0391)

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Abstract

Considers the implications of the decision of the Court of Session in the case of Ross v Lord Advocate, where it was held that the Lord Advocate was not legally obliged to publish a prosecution policy in respect of assisted suicide cases. Discusses whether the case clarifies the scope of the criminal law, and argues that while it does not formally do so it will provide a basis for prosecutors to decline to act in certain cases in future.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Chalmers, Professor James
Authors: Chalmers, J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Journal Name:Edinburgh Law Review
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press
ISSN:1364-9809
ISSN (Online):1755-1692
Published Online:01 January 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Edinburgh University Press
First Published:First published in Edinburgh Law Review 21(1):93-98
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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