Judgment concerning Belgium

Human Rights Building

In the case of N.M. v. Belgium the Court held that there had been no violation of the right to liberty and security/right to a speedy review of the lawfulness of detention and no violation of the prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment.

The case concerned the detention of an Algerian national in a closed centre for aliens pending his removal from Belgium on grounds of a risk to public order and national security, the review of the lawfulness of that measure, and the applicant’s conditions of detention.

The Court found that the domestic authorities had taken the view that the applicant’s detention was justified for reasons relating mainly to his dangerousness and to the protection of public order and national security.

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