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ECHR Art. 8

Court permission no longer required to withdraw life-support

M (by her litigation friend, Mrs B) -v- A Hospital [2017] EWCOP 19

A landmark court ruling means that legal permission will no longer be needed before life-support treatment is withdrawn from patients with severely debilitating illnesses in England and Wales. 

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ECHR Art. 8

Article 8 is engaged in considering eviction based on breach of navigation licence

Jones v Canal & River Trust [2017] EWCA Civ 135

The Court of Appeal found that Article 8 was a relevant consideration for a local authority wishing to evict a resident on a boat, due to a licensing breach.

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ECHR Art. 8

High Court in Belfast dismissed application for judicial review of decision that asylum seeker would be deported pending appeal

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Deportation, ECHR Art. 8

High Court rules that the right of a claimant to name her abusers prevails over her abusers’ right to private and family life

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Disclosure, ECHR Art. 8

Law prohibits cohabitee from claiming bereavement damages under Fatal Accidents Act

Smith v Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust [2016] EWHC 2208

The High Court found that while the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 prevented unmarried couples from claiming an entitlement to bereavement damages, the right to privacy and family life under the Convention was not engaged.  The Court indicated that it hoped the outcome of this case would provoke further discussion in Parliament about possible reform of the law.

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Discrimination, ECHR Art. 8

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