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ECtHR rules application in Alfie Evans case inadmissible

The European Court of Human Rights has declined to intervene in the case of Alfie Evans, born on 9 May 2016, who has been on ventilation in hospital after becoming seriously ill with an untreatable and progressive neurodegenerative condition.

In the round-up on 22 April, we made passing reference to the judgment in Evans & Anor v Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 805, handed down on Monday, Continue reading