Supreme Court stays Charlie Gard ruling further ‘with considerable hesitation’

Justices frustrated at course of action they regard as not in Charlie’s best interests

20 Jun 2017

The High Court’s declaration allowing doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital to withdraw life-support in the Charlie Gard case has been reluctantly stayed further by the Supreme Court for an additional three weeks until 10 July.

The extension is to allow the European Court of Human Rights to consider a substantive application – lodged yesterday afternoon (19 June 2017) – that UK treatment-withdrawal proceedings involving children fail to adequately protect the

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