Covid-19 measures being gradually relaxed in Belgium

Belgian court orders government to lift Covid-19 measures

According to reports in the Belgian press, the court of first instance, which handled the case brought by human rights organizations, ruled that the government did not create the necessary legal basis for epidemic measures.

In this case, the government has 30 days to put its decisions such as curfews at night, closure of businesses such as restaurants and cafes, and prevention of collective coexistence.

Human rights organizations argued that the government carried out epidemic measures with ministerial decrees and that this was not legal because the parliament had no say in the decisions. The government proposed a new “epidemic law” in February. However, this law has not yet been passed by parliament.

The government is expected to appeal the court decision.

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