Court: Vincent Lambert – request for interim measures rejected

In the case of Lambert and Others v. France (application no. 21675/19), the family asked the European Court of Human Rights under Rule 39 of the Rules of Court to indicate to the French State the immediate application of the interim measures demanded of France by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) on 3 May 2019.

France: European court rejects Vincent Lambert family’s bid to suspend treatment withdrawal

The European Court of Human Rights decided to reject the requests for interim measures that it received from the appllicants. Vincent Lambert sustained serious head injuries in a road-traffic accident on 29 September 2008, which left him tetraplegic and in a state of complete dependency. In 2014 his condition was described as vegetative.

France: Human rights review 2015

This review presents the key human rights events and European court cases affecting France this year.

United Kingdom: Court rejects complaint against ‘right to die’ ban

The case brought by Nicklinson and Lamb concerned the compatibility of the ban on assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia with Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Court delivers judgement in Vincent Lambert ‘end of life’ treatment human rights dispute

Earlier today, the European Court ruled that there would be “no violation of Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights in the event of (France’s) implementation of the Conseil d’État judgment of 24 June 2014″ – the withdrawal of tetraplegic patient Vincent Lambert’s artificial nutrition and hydration.