Germany: Medical Experts Urge Top Court to Revisit State’s Right to Rule on Suicide Cases
January 18, 2018
(Deutsche Welle) – A German court decision relating to assisted suicide could prove to be unconstitutional. The 2017 ruling had ordered the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) to decide for itself when to hand out lethal medication to suicidal individuals. However, Udo di Fabio, a former judge on Germany’s Supreme Court and an attorney representing the BfArM, published a legal opinion on Tuesday casting doubt over the constitutionality of the 2017 ruling.