The appeals court rejected the request by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) to thwart the disabling of Archie’s life support treatment. Hospital staff at the Royal London Hospital will be allowed to discontinue treatment at noon local time on Tuesday afternoon.
Archie Battersbee became the center of a legal dispute after being seriously injured at home in early April. According to his mother, he probably participated in an online challenge, in which participants deliberately try to become unconscious, British media write. His mother found her unconscious son with a band around his head. The child never recovered. In June, a judge already ruled that the treatment should be stopped, but the parents appealed, without success.