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Case Law 8/2018 (18/01/2018)

Type: Judgment

Authority: National Courts Constitutional Court (Belgio)

Date: 01/18/2018

Subject: The decision of the Constitutional Court states the constitutional legitimacy of article 2 of the law of 20 July 2015, which, aiming at strengthening the fight against terrorism, introduces article 140 sexies in the Criminal Code, in order to prosecute those who leave the national territory – or entry into it – in sight of the commission of crimes of terrorism, examining, among others, the norms of the ECHR and of the EU Charter of fundamental rights and EU legislation relevant in such matter

Parties: ASBL « Ligue des Droits de l’Homme »

Original language: Belgian

Classification: Citizens’ rights - Art. 45 Freedom of movement - Freedom of residence - Justice - Art. 49 Principles of legality (nullum crimen, nulla poena sine lege; lighter penalty)

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