Home > News > High Court rules on the life-support dispute centred around Tafida Raqeeb

The High Court has ruled that it is not in the best interests of Tafida Raqeeb to have life sustaining medical treatment withdrawn and has ruled that future medical decisions about her care must be made by her parents.  The High Court has also ruled that there is now no legal bar on her parents arranging for Tafida to be transferred to a specialist paediatric hospital in Italy for her future care.

David Lock QC, representing Tafida’s parents, informed the High Court this morning that the ruling was an “enormous relief to the parents”.  Following the court’s decision, Mr Raqeeb said: ‘We are thrilled with the judgment.”

Coverage of the case may be viewed here and here.

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