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UK Human Rights Act will allow challenges to treatment refusals

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 14 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1339
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The Human Rights Act received royal assent in Britain this week, paving the way for patients to challenge the refusal of medical treatments on cost grounds.

    For the first time, British people will have the right to enforce a range of civil and political rights in their own courts, sparing them the long trek to the European Court of Human …

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