This page features the news on disability from Germany in the Debrief Library. See also news from other countries.



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German Court Orders Protection of People with Disabilities in Triage Decisions

'The court found the legislature had failed “to take measures to ensure that no one is at risk of being disadvantaged on the basis of disability in the allocation of life-sustaining treatment if shortages in intensive care resources arise.” The court ordered lawmakers to introduce stronger measures based on the constitutional right to nondiscrimination. They should consider disability rights training for medical staff and the creation of stronger procedures to identify disabilities.'

See also the statement from the court or coverage on the guardian (Jan, Human Rights Watch)

Humanitarian, Migrants and Refugees

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Blind Syrian granted asylum, is allowed to stay in Germany (Jun, InfoMigrants)

Mobility, Travel, Transport and Tourism

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A lawyer sues the Ministry of Transport to ensure access to trains. (in German, Feb, Rollstuhl Kurier)