Tuesday, November 23, 2010

German Citizen Sues Germany In EU Court To Allow Assisted Suicide

Well, this will be interesting: A German citizen has sued Germany in the EU court after German authorities denied his wife meds that would have helped her commit assisted suicide. This will be especially interesting given the acceptance of assisted suicide or euthanasia in Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, and so on.
German widower goes to court over assisted suicide
The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg began hearing the case of Ulrich Koch vs. Germany on Tuesday. A court brief said the case concerned the German authorities' refusal to grant his late wife authorization to acquire a lethal dose of medication enabling her to commit voluntary, assisted suicide. more

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