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GERMANY waits for potential far-reaching decision by European Court of Human Rights

A German widower has sued Germany in the European Court of Human Rights to overturn a ban on active assisted suicide. He asked the Court to decide whether the German law, banning ‘active’ assisted suicide, infringes on article 8 of the German Constitution.

Article 8 concerns the person’s right to privacy and a dignified death. The German website (Deutsche Welle) published an article by Gregg Benzow, worth reading! His conclusion is that “….if the Court rules in the plaintiff’s favor, it could have far-reaching consequences for the growing tide of support across Europe for assisted suicides”.