February 26, 2020 / 9:31 AM / a month ago

German top court overturns ban on organised assisted suicide

KARLSRUHE, Germany, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Germany’s law that bans organised assisted suicide breaches the constitution, the country’s top court ruled on Wednesday, a landmark decision in favour of groups that help people die when they choose, and doctors.

The plaintiffs wanted to overturn a law that has since 2015 outlawed assisted suicide undertaken by organisations or doctors who accepted a fee for their help.

Reporting by Ursula Knapp Writing by Madeline Chambers, editing by Emma Thomasson

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