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Bad blood? Belgian Constitutional Court rules on gay and bisexual blood ban

Bad blood? Belgian Constitutional Court rules on gay and bisexual blood ban

In  September 2019, the Belgian Constitutional Court (‘BCC’) reviewed the constitutionality of a law setting up a ...
Direct or Indirect Discrimination: Same Difference?

Direct or Indirect Discrimination: Same Difference?

Should a finding of indirect discrimination be sanctioned in the same way as a finding of direct discrimination? A ...
Antwerp Court muddies the waters: Belgian Burkini Ban Justified

Antwerp Court muddies the waters: Belgian Burkini Ban Justified

On 18 December 2018, the Antwerp court of first instance held that the burkini ban in the Antwerp Police ...
The Belgian Burkini Ban, Dead in the Water?

The Belgian Burkini Ban, Dead in the Water?

On the 5th of July, the Ghent court of first instance held a ban on burkinis in two public swimming pools to ...
First Criminal Conviction under Belgium’s Anti-Sexism Act

First Criminal Conviction under Belgium’s Anti-Sexism Act

A man who made sexist remarks to a female police officer was sentenced to pay a €3,000 fine and became the first ...
Guilty of Rape, But Not Punished

Guilty of Rape, But Not Punished

On 3 February 2016, the Criminal Division of the Court of First Instance of Ghent in Belgium found a 33-year old ...
Belgian Parliament Introduces Sex Quota in Constitutional Court

Belgian Parliament Introduces Sex Quota in Constitutional Court

On the 4th of April, the Belgian Parliament passed a Bill that introduced a sex quota in the composition of the ...

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