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.

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.