12:32, June 27 234 0 theguardian.com

2017-06-27 12:32:03
Charlie Gard: European court rejects plea to intervene in life-support fight

The European court of human rights has rejected an appeal by the parents of a critically ill baby that he should be undergo experimental treatment in the United States.

The decision by the Strasbourg court follows a similar ruling by the UK’s supreme court and closes off the last legal avenue of appeal for the family of Charlie Gard.

The decision also lifts a court order under which doctors at Great Ormond Street hospital had been required to maintain life support treatment for the child who suffers from a rare genetic condition.

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