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Case Law 17/2009 (12/02/2009)

Type: Judgment

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

Date: 02/12/2009

Subject: The Constitutional Court judges on the legitimacy of certain articles of the law against racism, the general law against discrimination and the “gender” law of 10 May 2007 (transposition of Community Directives), in the light of Community law, the ECHR, the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, as well as of the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice and the Court of Strasbourg.

Parties: Eddy Daniëls et autres

Original language: Belgian

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 11 Freedom of expression - Freedom of information - Art. 12 Freedom of assembly - Freedom of association - Equality - Art. 20 Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination - Art. 23 Equality between men and women - Justice - Art. 49 Principles of legality (nullum crimen, nulla poena sine lege; lighter penalty)

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