Further hearing in the matter of Charlie Gard
In the matter of Charlie Gard
Monday 19 June 2017
Lady Hale, Lord Kerr, Lord Wilson.
On 13 June 2017 the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) indicated to the UK Government that life support treatment for Charlie Gard should remain in place while legal proceedings continue. It has been submitted that, in order to give proper effect to this in UK law, consideration of whether an extension to the stay granted by the High Court requires to be undertaken by a UK court.
At the request of the UK Government and Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Supreme Court has agreed to hold a brief procedural hearing on Monday 19 June to consider that submission and to determine whether any UK court, and if so which court, may need to hold further hearings to consider what guidance ought to be given to GOSH in the event that the ECtHR proceedings continue beyond a short timeframe.