Dilemmas in the Allocation of Ventilators © Baschi Bender/MPI-CSL

What can be done when several people are at risk of dying and rescuers have to choose between options that do not save everyone? In moral philosophy, criminal law theory, and constitutional theory, such cases have mostly been discussed theoretically so far. However, given the prevalence of Covid-19 and a lack of ventilators, real cases could soon be the order of the day. A critical contribution by Tatjana Hörnle, professor of criminal law.

Link to the essay (in German language): verfassungsblog.de/dilemmata-bei-der-zuteilung-von-beatmungsgeraeten