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Case Law 102/2008 (10/07/2008)

Type: Judgment

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

Date: 07/10/2008

Subject: The Constitutional Court analyses the compatibility between lawyers’ duties of information, provided by the law on money laundering, and the need for protection of professional secret as guarantee of the effectiveness of the right of defence, in the light of the ECHR’s norms.

Parties: Ordre Van Vlaamse balies”, Ordre néerlandais des avocats du barreau de Bruxelles, Ordre des barreaux francophones et germanophone, Ordre des avocats du barreau de Liège

Original language: Belgian

Classification: Justice - Art. 48 Rights of defence - Art. 49 Principles of legality (nullum crimen, nulla poena sine lege; lighter penalty)

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