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German court says ban on commercial assisted suicide is unconstitutional


AFP Karlsruhe (Germany)
Germany's highest court on Wednesday ruled that a 2015 law banning commercial assisted suicide was unconstitutional, as it robbed terminally ill patients of "the right to a self-determined death".
"This right includes the freedom to take one's life and seek help doing so," said Andreas Vosskuhle, presiding judge at the Karlsruhe-based Federal Constitutional Court in a groundbreaking ruling.

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First Published: Feb 26 2020 | 3:24 PM IST

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