Belgium: Parents hope for judges’ backing as son’s prison death court judgement looms

The case concerns the death of Michael Tekin (born in 1978), in Jamioulx Prison in 2009. Relying on Articles 2 (right to life) and 3 (of inhuman or degrading treatment) of the European Convention on Human Rights, Michael Tekin’s parents complain about their son’s death; they consider that the force used was neither absolutely necessary nor proportionate.

European court throws out ‘Sharia4Belgium’ leader’s human rights challenge

The case concerned the conviction of Fouad Belkacem, the leader and spokesperson of the organisation ‘Sharia4Belgium,’ which was dissolved in 2012, for incitement to discrimination, hatred and violence on account of remarks he made in YouTube videos concerning non-Muslim groups and Sharia.

Belgium: Court rules sex offender’s 13-year detention breached human rights law

The 13-year detention of a sex offender with mental health problems breached the convention on account of the failure to provide appropriate care.

Belgium: Anti-torture unit issues prisoner warning over lack of minimum service levels during industrial action

A failure to provide minimum service levels during industrial action by Belgium’s prison staff, may lead to a large number of inmates suffering inhuman or degrading treatment, according to the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT).

Court: Belgium’s ban on wearing face covering in public did not breach European human rights law

A ban on wearing face covering in public in three Belgian municipalities was not in breach of the convention, judges ruled today.