Judges reject challenge to assisted dying prosecution policy


Leading judges have rejected a challenge brought by disability rights campaigners against the prosecution policy in assisted dying cases.

The campaigners accused Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Alison Saunders of amending her policy in a flawed and "whimsical" way.

Nikki and Merv Kenward, supported by the Christian Legal Centre, said the change in wording makes the prosecution of healthcare professionals in assisted suicide cases ''less likely''.

But Sir Brian Leveson, Mr Justice Wilkie and Mr Justice Cranston unanimously ruled at London's High Court the legal challenge lacked merit and refused to quash the amendment.