Strasbourg court grants Charlie Gard’s parents six days to make substantive application

Suspensive measure extended to prevent ‘serious and irreparable harm’

13 Jun 2017

Charlie Gard is to be kept alive for a further six days, until Monday 19 June, to allow lawyers for his parents to make a substantive application to the European Court of Human Rights.

The Strasbourg court notified the UK this afternoon (Tuesday 13 June) that Charlie should be provided ‘with such treatment and nursing care as may be appropriate to ensure that he suffers the least distress and retains the greatest dignity consistent, insofar as possible, with maintaining life.’

Ten-months-old Charlie suffers from a...

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