Belgium

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Overview

Prison conditions remained poor; hundreds of offenders with mental health problems or mental disabilities continued to be detained in inadequate prison wards. Several laws on professional secrecy introduced requirements for social workers to share private information regarding potential suspects of terrorism-related offences. Parliament introduced a number of restrictions to asylum and migration laws. A new law on legal gender recognition improved the rights of transgender people.

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Death penalty status

Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

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Section office (Francophone)

Chaussée de Wavre, 169 - B-1050 BRUXELLES

Phone

003225388177

Fax

003225373729

Email

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Section office (Flemish speaking)

Chaussée de Wavre, 169 - B-1050 BRUXELLES

Phone

003232711616

Fax

003232357812

Email

amnesty@aivl.be

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