Belgium - First conviction for discrimination by association handed down by a Belgian court (PDF 62 kB)
On 10 December 2013, the Labour Court of Leuven (Flanders) convicted the manager of a Fitness Centre for discrimination by association, by reason of an employee’s dismissal based on the disability of this employee’s younger child.
On 5 September 2013, the Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism and the Federal Public Service on Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue presented the first report on “Socio-Economic Monitoring”.
Belgium - Belgium found guilty of discrimination against highly dependent disabled adults by the European Committee of Social Rights (PDF 64 kB)
On 18 March 2013, the European Committee of Social Rights held that the Belgian State was guilty of discrimination under the Revised European Social Charter by reason of the situation of highly dependent disabled adults in need of reception facilities and accommodation.
Belgium - A chief inspector of police was sentenced to 8 months in prison for racially motivated violence (PDF 55 kB)
On 22 April 2013, the First Instance Criminal Court (tribunal correctionnel) of Brussels sentenced a chief inspector of police to 8 months in prison for racially motivated violence in two different cases.
Belgium - A Wallonia-Brussels Federation Framework Decree will secularize school holidays terminology (PDF 65 kB)
On 14 March 2013, the Government of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation approved a draft Framework Decree which will secularize school holidays terminology within compulsory education, social advancement education and secondary reduced-schedule artistic education.
Belgium - Council of State rejected the action for annulment of the regulation of the city Council of Charleroi prohibiting the wearing of conspicuous religious symbols by teachers in public secondary schools (PDF 84 kB)
By a judgment of 27 March 2013, the Council of State rejected an action for annulment against an internal regulation of the City Council of Charleroi concerning Municipal Secondary Schools which prohibits teachers from wearing any conspicuous sign of a religious, political or philosophical character while in the schools’ premises.
Belgium - Council of State rejected an action for suspension against a regulation preventing teachers from wearing the headscarf at school (PDF 70 kB)
The Council of State rejected an action for suspension against an internal regulation of the City Council of Charleroi concerning Municipal Secondary Schools which prohibit the wearing of any conspicuous sign of a religious, political or philosophical character in the schools’ premises.