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Archie Battersbee: Family lawyer says breaching UN interim measures would be ‘unacceptable breach of international law’ as urgent hearing begins

1 August 2022

An urgent online hearing in the case of Archie Battersbee has begun at the Court of Appeal following interventions from the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) and the UK government.

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Archie Battersbee: Court of Appeal rejects last-minute UN intervention and gives parents until 12pm Tuesday to appeal to the Supreme Court

1 August 2022

The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, has today rejected the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) interim measures injunction and reinforced that it is in Archie’s ‘best interests’ to have life-support removed.

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Government sends Archie case back to High Court for ‘urgent consideration’ following UN intervention

31 July 2022

The Government Legal Department has dramatically referred the case of Archie Battersbee back to the Family Division of the High Court for ‘urgent consideration.’

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Statement from the family of Archie Battersbee

31 July 2022

This Saturday, the Chief Medical Officer of Barts Health NHS Trust, Alistair Chesser, was quoted in a number of media articles speaking about the case of 12-year-old Archie Battersbee. Archie's family have called them 'misleading assertions' and have now responded with the following statement.

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Mother’s urgent appeal to Health Secretary as hospital defies the UN and plans to withdraw life-support at 2pm on Monday

30 July 2022

The mother of 12-year-old Archie Battersbee, has written an urgent open letter (see also in text below) to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Rt. Hon. Stephen Barclay MP, urging the government to prevent withdrawal of life-support being withdrawn following the dramatic intervention last night by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD).

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