Nationwide, there were some judgments on administration of emetics which largely negated the justification of the measure. In Bremen, however, the Senate always referred to the jurisprudence that had been in favor. In numerous cases before Bremen courts evidences were admitted which had been obtained through administration of emetics. In none of the cases it was questioned whether the measure restricted the rights of the persons subdued to it. Not even of the 20-40% of people who had to take the substance but did not carry any drugs with them.
The trial against the physician that conducted the forced procedure against Mr. Condé is unprecedented in Germany, so is the course of proceedings. The Federal Court of Justice twice annulled the acquittal of the accused physician by the District Court in Bremen; the second time, the Federal Court described the Bremen acquittal as “almost bizarrely wrong”. With the dropping of the legal proceedings in the third trails, the Bremen District Court escaped further investigations.
Many complaints and some lawsuits were filed by people affected from administration of emetics. Mr. J. from North Rhine Westphalia had failed with his lawsuits before the supreme authority; only this paved the way for the trial before the European Court of Human Rights. In 2006, the Court’s ruling in favor of Mr. J. marked the end of the history of the forced administration of emetics.