Belgium: Court set for ‘Muslim niqab’ human rights judgement

The case Belcacemi and Oussar v. Belgium (application no. 37798/13) concerns the Belgian law of 1 June 2011 banning the wearing in public places of clothing which partially or totally covers the face.

Belgium: Human rights breach over work-place sex assault allegations leads to €33,000 award

The case concerned the investigation carried out by the Belgian authorities after the applicant had lodged a criminal complaint alleging rape and indecent assault.

Belgium: New report reveals “very low level of compliance” with expert anti-corruption recommendations

A new report confirms that Belgium has failed to comply satisfactorily with 15 expert recommendations aimed at fighting corruption.

Belgium: New report highlights “intolerable” detention conditions during prison strike

In its report today, the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) publishes its findings from a May 2016 visit to Huy, Ittre and Jamioulx prisons, as well as in the social defence establishment (EDS) in Paifve.

Belgium: Court set for decision on allegations of human rights violations following Roma family’s deportation

The case concerns the reception conditions of a family of Serbian nationals seeking asylum in Belgium. Following an order to leave the country and despite their appeals against the measure, the applicants were left without basic means of subsistence and were obliged to return to their country of origin, where their severely disabled child died.