The judgment responds to the appeal of some doctors and patients against paragraph 217 of the criminal law that in 2015, he had introduced the ban on assisted suicide. The constitutional Court declared unconstitutional the rule because it restricts the right to decide how to die. A right which must include, this is the verdict era of the judges, also the possibility of taking his own life.
Vosskuhle specified that the legislator can introduce measures to prevent suicide, but that will have to accept the fact that without the possibility of external aid, the right to suicide would be limited. On the other hand, the judges point out that it is a right and not an obligation: therefore, no doctor will ever be able to be forced to help someone die.
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