Locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson's widow and a paralysed victim have pledged to continue to challenge right-to-die law.
Disability charity Scope explains why it believes disabled people should not have the right to take their own lives.
Locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson campaigned for years to win the right to end his life. Here is the timeline of his struggle.
The widow of the right-to-die campaigner Tony Nicklinson has told Daybreak, "Nobody should have to die the way that Tony did".
As she awaits an appeal decision, Jane Nicklinson said, "This case never was just about Tony":
Paralysed road accident victim Paul Lamb, 57, from Leeds, will hear a decision on his appeal today after he won the right to join the litigation to continue the battle started by right-to-die campaigner Tony Nicklinson.
Mr Lamb is immobile except for limited movement in his right hand and has been in significant pain since the 1990 tragedy.
He wants a doctor to help him die in a dignified way, preferably by a lethal injection, with his family around him in his own home.
The former builder and father of two says he feels worn out and fed up of going through the motions of life rather than living it.
The family of the late right-to-die campaigner Tony Nicklinson said they "hope that common sense prevails" as they await an appeal decision:
Lock-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson died at home in Melksham, Wiltshire, last August, a week after he lost a High Court bid to end his life with a doctor's help.
Mr Nicklinson, who was paralysed by a stroke while on a business trip to Athens in 2005, had refused food and contracted pneumonia after he was "devastated" by the decision of Lord Justice Toulson, Mr Justice Royce and Mrs Justice Macur.
But his widow Jane vowed to continue the battle in the courts, which she said was "part of Tony's legacy".
Mr Nicklinson had sought declarations that there should be a defence of necessity available to a doctor assisting him to die, and that the law was incompatible with his right to respect for private and family life under the European Convention on Human Rights.
Leading judges are due to rule on the latest round of a right-to-die legal battle started by locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson.
Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge, Master of the Rolls Lord Dyson and Lord Justice Elias will announce their decision in an appeal brought by Mr Nicklinson's family following his death, and will also give rulings in two other cases.
Severely disabled Paul Lamb has arrived at the Court of Appeal in a bid to change laws governing the right to die.
Mr Lamb, 58, has been paralysed from the neck down since a car accident in 1990.
He is taking up a case begun by the late Tony Nicklinson, who appealed for the laws to change after suffering from "locked-in" syndrome.
Mr Nicklinson's widow Jane accompanied Mr Lamb and his daughter Lauren to court.
Paul Lamb's lawyer Saimo Chahal, who also represents the Nicklinson family said there is a "fundamental misunderstanding" about Paul's fight. She said:
If Paul did win the right, the cases would have to be on a case by case basis, so it wouldn't be a matter of vulnerable people suffering.
Dr Peter Saunders, from Care Not Killing, a UK based organisation which promotes care and opposes euthanasia said Paul Lamb is seeking a "very radical change in the law."
He said: "If he was successful in getting that legal change it would drive a coach and horses through not the suicide act but the murder act as well and that would put a lot of vulnerable, elderly people at risk
"The proper place to be making this decision is not in court, it's in Parliament", he added.