(Breitbart) – The French Council of State upheld Wednesday the decision of a Reims hospital to remove food and water from Vincent Lambert, a 42-year-old man in a vegetative state for ten years.
The Council, which functions as France’s supreme administrative court, decided that the April 9 decision made by the University Hospital of Reims to suspend treatment was legal. Immediately after the Council made its ruling public, Vincent Lambert’s parents announced their intention to file an appeal before the European Court of Human Rights.
Lambert’s parents have also appealed on “different legal grounds” to the UN’s International Committee for the Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CIDPH). “The decision of the Council of State is not final and the decision to cause the death of Vincent Lambert cannot be executed,” their lawyers declared.
Vincent Lambert suffered severe brain damage from a road accident in 2008 and has been hospitalized under palliative care ever since. CONTINUE