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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Thursday, June 26, 2014

European Court of Human Rights Keeps Man on Life Support

GavelThe highest court in France recently ruled that Vincent Lambert should be taken off of life support. Lambert was injured in a motorcycle accident, and left a tetraplegic and in a coma for the past six years. His family is in disagreement over whether life support should be continued. Lambert will remain on life support for now. The French court’s ruling has been suspended by the European Court of Human Rights, pending a full review.

See, European Rights Court: Keep Teraplegic on Life Support, BBC News, June 25, 2014.

Special thanks to Joel Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.


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