16 September 2021
The final report on assisted dying, which expands on how the Citizens' Jury reached their final decision in recommending that Jersey should introduce assisted dying, has been published today.
Following the last meeting of the Citizen's Jury in May 2021, and the initial recommendations report in June, the final full report was submitted to the Council of Ministers to review.
The Minister for Home Affairs, Deputy Gregory Guida, who is publishing the report on behalf of the Council of Ministers, said:
"I was pleased to receive the full report from the Citizens' Jury and to publish the findings today. The next steps are to work with policy officers on forming a proposition which will be brought to the States Assembly, with the report, for debate before the end of the year.
"This is an incredibly sensitive and complex issue, so it is only right for the States Assembly to have a thorough debate on the question. This has always been a decision that should be made by the assembly, not solely by government.
"This report will help members to appreciate the comprehensive examination into the topic as undertaken by the jury and I thank each member of the jury for valued time on this complex topic."
The States Assembly is predicted to debate the findings of the final report in November or December this year. The Citizen's Jury was overseen by an Independent Advisory Panel to ensure the integrity of the process and provide advice for a robust project.