Following a recent murder involving a 'teen' refugee suspect, conservative politicians want medical tests for all asylum seekers who claim to be minors. But the German Medical Association says such tests are unethical.
The German Medical Association has rejected a Christian Social Union (CSU) proposal for mandatory medical examinations to determine the age of asylum seekers.
"Ordering such an exam on every refugee would be an invasion of personal well-being," the association's president Frank Ulrich Montgomery told Süddeutsche Zeitung.
CSU Bundestag (German parliament) members plan to decide during their closed session, which starts this Thursday, whether to enforce medical exams to assess the age of all alleged minor refugees.