Conscientious objection in Greater Glasgow Health Board v. Doogan and others [2014] UKSC 68

Ó Néill, C. ORCID: 0000-0001-9856-7598, 2015. Conscientious objection in Greater Glasgow Health Board v. Doogan and others [2014] UKSC 68. Medical Law International, 15 (4), pp. 246-254. ISSN 0968-5332

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Abstract

This article considers the recent decision of the Supreme Court in Greater Glasgow Health Board v Doogan and Others, which concerns the definition of ‘participate’ in the context of abortion and the conscientious objection of healthcare professionals due to their religious beliefs. It is argued that the Supreme Court was correct in affirming the definition of ‘participate’ as articulated by Lord Keith in Janaway v Salford Area General Authority. The protection of conscientious objection, under Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights, is considered. The discussion in this commentary, however, is limited to religious belief and
does not consider the wider ambit of Article 9, such as non-religious philosophical beliefs.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Medical Law International
Creators: Ó Néill, C.
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Date: December 2015
Volume: 15
Number: 4
ISSN: 0968-5332
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1177/0968533216652003DOI
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Law School
Depositing User: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 25 Oct 2016 10:01
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:07
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/28937

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