he Court docket of Enchantment has refused to postpone the withdrawal of life-sustaining remedy from 12-year-old Archie Battersbee past 12pm on Tuesday.
The teen was as a consequence of have his life-support on the Royal London Hospital in east London ended at 2pm on Monday, after a Excessive Court docket choose dominated this to be in his finest pursuits and the household exhausted all routes of attraction.
Nonetheless, Hollie Dance and Paul Battersbee made a last-ditch software to the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Rights of Individuals with Disabilities final week after their court docket battle in opposition to Barts Well being NHS Belief over his remedy ended.
The UN committee issued a request to the UK Authorities on Friday, asking that it “chorus from withdrawing life-preserving medical remedy, together with mechanical air flow and synthetic diet and hydration” from Archie whereas his case is into account.
Archie’s dad and mom are being supported by marketing campaign organisation the Christian Authorized Centre.
Barts Well being beforehand stated in a letter to Ms Dance and Mr Battersbee, who’re separated however each reside in Southend, Essex, that the withdrawal course of will goal to “protect Archie’s dignity”.
The belief stated within the letter: “We perceive that any discussions across the withdrawal of Archie’s remedy are very troublesome and painful.
“Nonetheless, we wish to be sure that you and your loved ones are concerned as a lot as you want to be.”