The German Constitutional Court is set to deliver a groundbreaking verdict on assisted suicide. DW met up with a man who is fighting for the legal right to decide for himself when and how he will die.
The terminally ill in Germany can now decide when it's time to die. Wednesday's court ruling has reignited the debate on assisted suicide and the taboo subject of death, which is a good thing, says DW's Astrid Prange.
Germany's highest court has overturned a section of the criminal code forbidding all forms of assisted suicide. Many terminally ill patients and medical professionals had fought to see the law scrapped.
Justices will hear arguments this week on whether physicians can aid terminally ill patients in ending their own lives. The current law has put the government at odds with standing court decisions and public opinion.
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