Zentrum für Medizinrecht

Welcome to the homepage of the Center for Medical Law

The Center for Medical Law was founded in 2005/2006 as a facility at the Faculty of Law of the Georg-August-University Göttingen. Its main task is the scientific research regarding current questions and problems that have arisen in those areas, where Medicine and Law collide. The Center emerged from the Department of Pharmaceutical and Medical Law, which existed since 1979 as a research centre at the Faculty of Law, managed by Prof. Dr. iur. Dr. h. c. mult. Erwin Deutsch (†), Prof. Dr. iur. h. c. mult. Hans-Ludwig Schreiber and Prof. Dr. med. Fritz Scheler (†).


Save the date: 4th Göttingen symposium on medical law

On May 24th 2019 the 4th Göttingen symposium on medical law will take place in the alte SUB/Paulinerkirche.
The topic will be „Zwischen Kindeswunsch und Kindeswohl. Rechtliche und ethische Herausforderungen der Kinderwunschmedizin (english: Between the wish to have children and the child's well-being. Juridicial and ethical challenges of the reproduction medicine“

More information is available in the leaflet [German].


Penal discussion: "Impfpflicht - Keine Macht den Masern?"

On July 3rd 8 pm the Center for medical law Göttingen hosted a penal discussion in cooperation with DAF - Demokratische Aktion Fachschaft regarding the current reform debate on legally mandatory vaccinations. Several experts from medicine, ethics of medicine and jurisprudence discussed the topic and whether (measles-)vaccinations should be made mandatory by the government or not.
The penal discussion took place in audition room ZHG103.

More information is available here.

You can read an article [German] regarding the penal discussion in the HNA newspaper.