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Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences

Faculty of Law

Over the last week, LML Member Dr Claire Fenton-Glynn has been quoted in a variety of media sources and conducted a radio interview on the case of Charlie Gard. Gard is an eleven month old infant born with a genetic disorder which leaves him unable to breathe unaided and with severe brain damage. The London hospital treating him have asked permission to remove the child from life support, and now have the backing of both domestic courts and the European Court of Human Rights; while his parents are seeking to take their son to the USA for an experimental treatment that may prolong his life. Dr Fenton-Glynn comments on the role of the courts as the final arbiter in medical disputes about the treatment of children, and parental responsibility in English law.

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