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Title: Acid Attacks, Murder and Suicide: The Legal Complexities of the 'Cause' of Death in Euthanasia
Authors: Magill, Severyna
Keywords: acid attack, murder, suicide, euthanasia, causation
Issue Date: 22-May-2018
Publisher: The Wire
Abstract: To secure a murder conviction in the UK the chain of causation in UK criminal law must be unbroken between an accused's action and a victim's suicide. This piece explores the consequences of a violent acid attack and due to the subsequent disability a man's choice to have euthanasia in Belgium. At the UK trial it was the UK's understanding of assisted dying that really seemed to be on trial, more than the attacker's action.
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