About Us

           

     

The Assisted Dying Coalition is the UK and Crown dependencies coalition of organisations working in favour of legal recognition of the right to die, for individuals who have a clear and settled wish to end their life and who are terminally ill or facing incurable suffering.

This means that we want the relevant legal provisions against assisted dying to be repealed and a new regulated scheme set up to facilitate the possibility of medically assisted dying for those individuals described above.

Meetings of the Coalition are open to representatives of member groups, and invited guests who may include academics, legal professionals, medical professionals, ethicists, and individuals who want an assisted death.

The group discusses subjects of mutual interest including: exploring and building up other supportive networks, legal challenges, political lobbying, policy development, provision of information and advice, media campaigning, event coordination and information exchange between members.

We aim to ensure

  1. Any individual who has a clear and settled wish to end their life, and is either terminally ill or incurably suffering, can access an assisted death.
  2. The UK repeals Section 2(1) of the 1961 Suicide Act and creates a regulated system to facilitate the possibility of medically assisted dying, for all the mentally competent individuals fitting the description above.  

Our members

End of Life Choices Jersey

End of Life Choices Jersey is a campaign group working to empower mentally competent adults with incurable health problems which result in their perceived quality of life falling permanently below the level they are able to accept, provided this is their own permanent request, the option of an assisted death. They campaign to change the law on assisted dying, and to encourage a wider conversation about the use of advance decisions.

Friends at the End

Friends at the End (FATE) is a leading campaign group in Scotland,
working towards a change in the law to allow assisted dying. For over 17 years, it has worked to promote knowledge about end of life choices and campaigned for better end-of-life care for everyone.

Humanist Society Scotland

Humanist Society Scotland is part of the wider humanist movement, with a clear vision for a secular Scotland. They work to further ethical and moral outcomes based on compassion, knowledge and reason.

Humanists UK

Humanists UK advances free thinking and promotes humanism to create a tolerant society where rational thinking and kindness prevail. Its work brings non-religious people together to develop their own views, helping people be happier and more fulfilled in the one life we have. Through its ceremonies, education services, and community and campaigning work, it strives to create a fair and equal society for all. Humanists UK believes that individuals who are of sound mind but who are terminally ill or incurably suffering should have a right to decide to end their life at a time and in a manner of their choosing.

My Death, My Decision

My Death, My Decision (MDMD) is a right to die organisation which wants to see a more compassionate approach to dying in the UK. It campaigns for a change in UK law to allow medical assistance to die to be given to mentally competent adults, with incurable health problems that result in their perceived quality of life falling permanently below the level they are able to accept, providing this is their own persistent request.