Canadian court rules that doctors can help patients to die in severe cases
Canada's Supreme Court has ruled that doctors may help patients who have severe and incurable medical conditions to die, overturning a 1993 ban.
In a unanimous decision, the court said the law impinged on Canadians' rights.
The case was brought by a civil rights group on behalf of two women with degenerative diseases.
Both have since died.
The government now has a year to rewrite its law on assisted suicide.
If it does not, the current law will be struck down.
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