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Doctors can allow terminally ill baby to die after parents’ appeal to European court fails

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: (Published 28 June 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j3133
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A couple who raised £13m (€14.7m; $16.7m) to take their terminally ill baby for experimental treatment in the US have had their last hopes dashed by the European Court of Human Rights.

The court in Strasbourg, France, was the final recourse for Charlie Gard’s parents after the UK courts ruled that the treatment would be futile and that he should be …

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