Belgium: Sex offender awaits human rights ruling over indefinite detention

The case concerns a sex offender who suffers from mental disorders and is indefinitely detained in a prison psychiatric wing.

Belgium: Grand Chamber hearing opens into human rights violations following Roma family’s eviction

Today, Strasbourg judges have begun listening to new legal arguments raised by a case brought by a SerbianRoma family challenge its treatment by Belgian authorities when deported from the country.

Report: Belgium must tackle prison staff strikes and “chronic” over-crowding

In a report published today, the Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee (CPT) calls on Belgium to solve its chronic problem of prison overcrowding. The CPT also wants the national authorities to take measures to ensure that strikes of prison staff …

Nils Muižnieks urges Belgium to boost disabled people’s rights

Human rights commissioner Nils Muižnieks says Belgium is failing to uphold the rights of persons with disabilities to live independently and be included in the community.

Belgium: Cop death convict seeks court backing for human rights challenge

Tomorrow, a convict jailed for 30 years following the killing of a police officer, will hope that judges will accept that his human rights have been violated.