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Ethics Council rejects claim to state support during suicide

01.06.2017
The German Ethics Council recommends that the due respect for individual decisions about the end of one's own life not be supplemented by a state obligation for suicide support. The Ethics Council thereby opposes the judgment of the Bundesverwaltungsgericht (Federal Administrative Court) from 2 March 2017.

Ethics Council hears experts concerning "benevolent coercion" in child and youth services as well as in nursing and services for the disabled

17.05.2017
On Thursday, 18 May 2017, the German Ethics Council is conducting a public expert hearing on the topic of coercion in child and youth services in Berlin. A further hearing on the topic of coercion in nursing and services for the disabled is taking place one day later on 19 May 2017. Those who are interested can follow both hearings through the live audio stream and comment online.

Ethics Council hears experts concerning coercion in psychiatry

22.02.2017
On Thursday, 23 February 2017, the German Ethics Council is conducting a public hearing of experts in Berlin on the topic of coercion in psychiatry. Interested parties can also follow the hearing through live audio streaming and comment online.