European Court of Human Rights
European Court of Human Rights

United Kingdom: Court rejects complaint frpm Isaiah Haastrup’s father

Human rights judges have rejected a complaint against the United Kingdom, lodged by the father of Isaiah Haastrup, a 12-month-old baby on hospital life-support since birth.

The application Haastrup v. the United Kingdom (application no. 9865/18), was declared inadmissible earlier today by the European Court of Human Rights.

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

Isaiah Haastrup’s father, who brought the case, had initially requested an interim measure under Rule 39 of the Rules of Court, to prevent the hospital withdrawing ventilation from his son.

The ECHR refused the request for an interim measure on 26 February 2018, the same day the request was made.

The substantive application was received by the Court on 2 March 2018. The Court treated the case as an urgent matter.

In the light of all the material in its possession and in so far as the matters complained of were within its competence, the court found that they did not disclose any appearance of a violation of the rights and freedoms set out in the Convention or its Protocols.

The parties to the case have been notified of the court’s decision.

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