The mother of a brain-damaged girl says the law should be amended, after the High Court ruled her daughter could travel abroad to receive treatment.

Five-year-old Tafida Raqeeb has been on life support at the Royal London Hospital since suffering a traumatic brain injury in February.

Health bosses had tried to block attempts to take her to the Gaslini children’s hospital in Genoa, Italy.

Tafida’s mother Shalina Begum said: “The law now needs to be revisited”.

The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, which rules a “child’s best interests are paramount” in all healthcare decisions, was ratified in 2000.

Mrs Begum said the “country has evolved” since the law came into effect.

Speaking on the BBC Today programme, she called for a “clear law that says if there is

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