European Court of Human Rights
European Court of Human Rights

United Kingdom: Court rejects application by parents of Alfie Evans

Earlier today, the European Court of Human Rights has declared the application Evans v. the United Kingdom (application no. 14238/18) inadmissible.

The applicants are the parents of Alfie Evans, born on 9 May 2016, who has been on ventilation in hospital after becoming seriously ill with a catastrophic and untreatable, progressive, neurodegenerative condition.

The court found that there was no appearance of a violation of the rights and freedoms set out in the European Convention on Human Rights.

The decision in the case was taken by a committee of three judges. The decision is final.

The court also rejected a request for an interim measure made by the applicants under Rule 39 of the Rules of Court to stay the order of the domestic courts permitting the withdrawal of Alfie Evans’s treatment.

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