Locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson's widow and a paralysed victim have pledged to continue to challenge right-to-die law.
Locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson campaigned for years to win the right to end his life. Here is the timeline of his struggle.
Locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson has died, a week after losing his legal challenge for the right to end his life.
Gutted we lost our appeal but we will appeal this decision and keep on fighting. The courts cannot continue to ignore the issue #righttodie
Tony Nicklinson's family, have confirmed they will appeal the Court of Appeal's ruling against them, have also praised the judges' ruling in favour of one of the three right-to-die challenges.
Pleased to hear that Martin won his appeal, at least that is something and a small step in the right direction #righttodie
We are sorry to say that we have lost our Court of Appeal challenge. We will continue the legal campaign & appeal again #righttodie
Three judges rejected the Nicklinson and Lamb cases.
But in a majority ruling the court allowed an appeal by a locked-in syndrome sufferer known as "Martin", who sought clarification of Director of Public Prosecution guidance relating to the position of health professionals in assisted suicide cases.
The family of late locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson from Wiltshire and paralysed road accident victim Paul Lamb lost their right-to-die challenges at the Court of Appeal in London today.
The daughters of the late right-to-die campaigner Tony Nicklinson, who have maintained his Twitter account, have issued the following message ahead of the High Court's ruling on their right to pursue an appeal to make assisted suicide legal:
The cases are unbearably tragic, but they cannot be the basis for changing a law that could affect millions.
Those are the words of the chief executive of disability charity Scope, written when the right-to-die cases from Paul Lamb and the family of Tony Nicklinson were put to the Court of Appeal in May.
Ahead of this morning's High court ruling, click here to read his argument against disabled people taking their own lives.
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.