Year: 2005 Source: European Journal of Health Law, v.12, no.1, (March 2005, p.11-24 SIEC No: 20060969

This article examines legal restrictions on physician-assisted suicide in Germany where this practice is in principle a criminal offence. The distinction between active euthanasia & indirect euthanasia is discussed as is the intersection of euthanasia & assisted suicide. Judicial rulings & current legislation are included throughout the article to illustrate the author’s arguments. (60 refs.)