Belgium: Courtroom ban on woman wearing Islamic headscarf breached human rights law

Judges ruled today that Belgian authorities were wrong to exclude from a courtroom a woman who refused to remove her Islamic headscarf (hijab).

Belgium: Decision looms in human rights complaint over Muslim’s courtroom headscarf ban

A Muslim, banned from a Belgian courtroom after refusing to remove her hijab headscarf, will find out tomorrow if judges accept that her human rights were violated.

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.