Dance & Battersbee v Barth Health NHS Trust – Permission to Appeal application
2 August 2022
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has today, 2nd August 2022, received a Permission to Appeal (PTA) application in the case of Archie Battersbee.
Archie Battersbee is a 12 year old boy who has been in a deep coma since 7 April 2022. His parents, Hollie Dance and Paul Battersbee, wish to challenge the decision to withdraw life–sustaining treatment. They are seeking a stay of the Court of Appeal’s decision to allow withdrawal of life–support treatment from their child. The proposed stay is to allow more time for the United Nations Commission for the Rights of People of Disability consider their complaint that that withdrawal of life–sustaining treatment is a breach of the Convention.
The Supreme Court is aware of the urgency of this matter.
A panel of three Justices will consider the application for permission to appeal ‘on paper’, in the usual way.
We will provide updates as further information becomes available.