British boy in coma: Archie's parents fail in Supreme Court

The parents of the comatose 12-year-old have appealed to the UK Supreme Court after an appeals court rejected a UN appeal.

British boy in coma: Archie's parents fail in Supreme Court

The parents of the comatose 12-year-old have appealed to the UK Supreme Court after an appeals court rejected a UN appeal. But this also blocks the renewed rescue attempt.

In the case of the terminally ill boy Archie, the British Supreme Court has blocked a new rescue attempt by his parents. The Supreme Court in London today rejected an application by which the parents of the 12-year-old wanted to continue life support. A committee of three judges reviewed the application.

The boy's family had previously contacted a UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - which then called for the measures to continue until the application was examined. However, the courts did not have to follow the request. After the decision of the Supreme Court, legal recourse is likely to have been exhausted.

Archie's mother, Hollie Dance, had repeatedly affirmed that she did not want to give up the fight for her son. Sky news quotes her as saying: "We don't understand the rush and why we are being denied all our wishes." She knew that Archie was still with them. It is said that he is making progress.

The twelve-year-old suffered serious brain injuries in a domestic accident in April – possibly during a TikTok test of courage. He has been in a coma ever since.

The case is reminiscent of similar disputes over terminally ill children in Great Britain. The financially squeezed British health service tends to withdraw life support much sooner than would be the case in Germany. In addition, the wishes of parents and relatives are not taken into account to the same extent. What is in the best interests of the patient is often decided by judges on the recommendation of medical professionals.

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