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Archie Battersby. The Supreme Court refuses to intervene in the fight for the life of a brain-damaged boy UK news

The parents of brain-damaged 12-year-old Archie Battersby have failed to persuade the High Court to intervene in their battle for life-sustaining treatment.

The boy’s mother and father, Holly Dance and Paul Battersby, had asked High Court judges to give them more time to continue their fight, possibly taking it to the United Nations.

But the judges’ ruling means the hospital trust can legally withdraw her treatment at any time.

A lawyer for the family told Sky News that Archie’s parents still intend to try to take the case to the UN or the European Court of Justice.

It comes after the Court of Appeal upheld a High Court decision earlier this week to end the boy’s life-sustaining treatment.

The High Court said it had “great sympathy for the plight of Archie’s devoted parents and recognizes the emotional pain they are suffering”, but after careful consideration refused them leave to appeal the Court of Appeal decision.

Mr Battersby and Ms Dance want the UN to take up Archie’s case, arguing it has a protocol that allows “individuals and families” to file complaints about disability rights violations.

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They claim the UN could ask the UK government to delay the withdrawal of life support while the complaint is investigated.

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Archie’s parents: Paul Battersby and Holly Dance

Archie Since being admitted to the hospital on April 7, he has relied on mechanical ventilation was found unconscious at home with a neck brace in Southend, Essex.

Doctors treating him at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, east London, say he is brain-stem dead and continued life-sustaining treatment is not in his best interests.

Barts Health NHS Trust wants to stop the treatment and last week was given permission to do what the High Court decided was best for Archie.

Unnumbered photo of 12-year-old Archie Battersby. A High Court judge is set to rule on the future of a 12-year-old boy who has been unconscious since suffering brain damage in an incident at home more than a month ago.
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Archie was an accomplished gymnast

The court ruled in favor of withdrawing life support in June after a test showed he had died.

on monday The Court of Appeal judges said doctors could legally stop treatment and the young man could be taken off the ventilator.

The family claims that stopping treatment would breach the UK’s obligations under Articles 10 and 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Article 6 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

IMAGE COURTESY OF GOFUNDME 12-year-old Archie Battersbee. A High Court judge is set to rule on the future of a 12-year-old boy who has been unconscious since suffering brain damage in an incident at home more than a month ago.
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Archie has suffered a serious brain injury

These international obligations state that states must take all necessary measures to ensure equal rights for persons with disabilities and that governments must do everything possible to prevent the deaths of children and young people.

Archie Battersby. The Supreme Court refuses to intervene in the fight for the life of a brain-damaged boy UK news

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