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Case Law 145/2012 (06/12/2012)

Type: Judgment

Authority: National Courts: Supreme Courts (Belgium) - Cour Constitutionnelle

Date: 12/06/2012

Subject: The Constitutional Court rejects the claim lodged pursuant to constitutional norms, the ECHR and the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights, against the law of 1 June 2012 which prohibits the use, in public places, of clothes that may entirely or for the most part hide the face of the person

Parties: Samia Belkacemi et Yamina Oussar, Elisabeth Cohen, l’ASBL « Justice and Democracy », Olivier Pety de Thozée et Laura Brever

Original language: Belgian

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 6 Personal liberty - Art. 7 Privacy - Art. 10 Freedom of thought - Freedom of conscience - Freedom of religion - Art. 11 Freedom of expression - Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination - Justice - Art. 49 Principles of legality (nullum crimen, nulla poena sine lege; lighter penalty)

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