A thinktank led by former Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer (pictured) has called the law on assisted dying ?inadequate and incoherent?. In a report published today, the Commission on Assisted Dying concludes that the law can be reformed without endangering protections for vulnerable people.

The report?s authors say it is possible to devise ?a legal framework that would set out strictly defined circumstances in which terminally ill people could be assisted to die, while providing upfront safeguards to protect potentially vulnerable people?.

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