'A right to die?' - Socio-legal perspectives conference 18th July 2017

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Posted on 18 July 2017

'A right to die?' - Socio-legal perspectives conference exploring cutting edge themes associated with assisted dying and euthanasia.

In the Claus Moser building, Keele University, 18th July 2017, 10am to 3.30pm.

The Keynote speaker Professor Penney Lewis of Dickson Poon School of Law, King's college London will address the conference on 'Assisted Dying and Legal Change'. Professor Lewis, Co-Director of the Centre of Medical Law & Ethics, The Dickson Poon School of Law, has made multiple appearances in the media recently commenting on the legal and ethical complexities of the case of Ashya King. The story of the five-year-old removed from Southampton General Hospital by his parents - where he was receiving treatment for a brain tumour. Her book 'Assisted Dying and Legal Change', is a unique comparative study of the regulation of euthanasia and assisted suicide, including coverage of the legal regimes in the UK, USA, Canada, The Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and France.

The conference continues with panel discussions of 'assisted dying and euthanasia - current debates' and 'assisted dying and euthanasia - experiences and concerns'.