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In a spectacular ruling in 2020, the BVerfG overturned the ban on commercial euthanasia. So far there is no new regulation. The Bundestag has now discussed various bills controversially.

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After Section 217 of the Criminal Code was declared null and void and the activities of euthanasia organizations were legalized again, there may no longer be any reason to purchase lethal narcotics for suicide yourself, believes the BVerfG.

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Eight law professors have ideas for an euthanasia law. They want to create guidelines for safe access to deadly poison and a system for suicide prevention. But they want a lot more: to regulate the law anew at the end of life.

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The BVerfG has decided that the right to self-determined death also includes humane implementation. Two bills now want to regulate this and give doctors legal security to make decisions based on their conscience.

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Euthanasia, BND foreign surveillance, ECB judgment: just a few of the important decisions of the BVerfG from 2020, which was also a year of change for the Karlsruhe court.

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Breakthrough or dam breach? The Austrian Constitutional Court has declared the ban on euthanasia to be unconstitutional. The reactions to the decision are very different.

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According to the BVerwG, seriously ill people must be given access to narcotics for painless suicide in extreme exceptional situations. The Cologne Administrative Court, however, sees it differently and dismissed the complaints of several people who wish to die.

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The Federal Constitutional Court had given the legislature to re-regulate suicide assistance - but nothing has happened yet. Doctors, relatives and the terminally ill are left with risky uncertainty.

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