Belgium

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Overview

The government introduced several proposals to combat terrorism that raised human rights concerns. The number of asylum-seekers spiked in the second half of the year. Their asylum claims could not be registered promptly by authorities and as a result hundreds of people remained without shelter.

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Death penalty status

Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

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