English law protects the foetus in certain circumstances1. Although it has been said that neither European Convention on Human Rights jurisprudence2 nor English law provides a clear cut answer to the question at what point human life attains the right to protection by law3, domestic courts have held that a foetus prior to the moment of birth does not have independent legal rights4 and, therefore, does not have a right to life protected by Article 2
**Trials are provided to all LexisPSL and LexisLibrary content, excluding Practice Compliance, Practice Management and Risk and Compliance, subscription packages are tailored to your specific needs. To discuss trialling these LexisPSL services please email customer service via our online form. Free trials are only available to individuals based in the UK. We may terminate this trial at any time or decide not to give a trial, for any reason. Trial includes one question to LexisAsk during the length of the trial.
To view the latest version of this document and millions of others like it, sign-in to LexisLibrary or register for a free trial.
EXISTING USER? SIGN IN
TAKE A FREE TRIAL
0330 161 1234