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Doctors must continue to treat terminally ill baby, court rules

Doctors in London must continue to treat a terminally ill baby at the centre of a life-support legal battle until midnight on Tuesday, judges at the European court of human rights have said.

Chris Gard and Connie Yates want to take their 10-month-old son, Charlie Gard, to the US for treatment. They have exhausted legal options in the UK and hope European judges will now come to their aid.

In a statement issued in Strasbourg, the court said Charlie, who has a rare genetic condition and brain damage, should continue to be kept on a ventilator and provided with nursing care.

On Thursday, lawyers for his family lost their appeal at the supreme court in London. They are seeking permission for him to be transferred from Great Ormond Street hospital to the US, where he can undergo experimental therapy.

A spokeswoman for the human rights court said judges wanted treatment to continue while they considered written submissions.

Read more in The Guardian.

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