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Case Law 143/2008 (30/10/2008)

Type: Judgment

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

Date: 10/30/2008

Subject: The Constitutional Court analyses the compatibility of article 51 of the law of 27 June 1996 of the Walloon Region, on waste materials, with the principle of legality in the criminal field provided by the ECHR, the Constitution of the State and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, also applying Community law.

Parties: Cour d’appel de Mons

Original language: Belgian

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

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