On January 31, 2019, the Administrative Court in Châlons-en-Champagne in the Marne region of France concurred with the previous judgment to halt Lambert’s treatment due to “unreasonable obstinacy”.
This court order has been rendered following the appeal filed by Vincent Lambert’s parents to contest the Reims’ medical center’s judgment.
The judgment declares that « Consequently (…) maintaining care and treatment constitutes unreasonable obstinacy” and “that it is hereby established that Vincent Lambert would hypothetically not have chosen to be kept alive in his current condition for the past ten years.”
In April 2018, the Reims Medical Center wanted to file a fourth judiciary procedure to stop Vincent’s care. His parents filed an emergency court motion based on protecting fundamental liberties.
They now intend to file an appeal with the French State Counsel.