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Case Law 110/2008 (31/07/2008)

Type: Judgment

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

Date: 07/31/2008

Subject: The Constitutional Court has established that the norms of article 6 of the law 20 December 2006, providing modifications to the criminal code to punish more seriously violence against certain categories of people, do not violate the principles of legality, equality and non discrimination provided by the Belgian Constitution and the ECHR, since they aim at a legitimate interest to protect persons particularly exposed to risk

Parties: ASBL “Ligue de Droit de l’Homme”

Original language: Belgian

Classification: Equality - Art. 20 Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination - Justice - Art. 49 Principles of legality (nullum crimen, nulla poena sine lege; lighter penalty)

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