Living Wills would enable competent adults to give instructions about the medical care which they consent to, or reject, if they are unable to make or communicate decisions at the relevant time. (They would not, of course, allow for requests for any treatment, such as assisted dying, which are contrary to law.)

The document goes into more detail (see here) but, briefly, our view is that, just as everyone has the human right to consent to, or reject, medical treatment, they should also have a right to record binding decisions for future use.

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