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International Libel and Privacy Handbook: A Global Reference for Journalists, Publishers, Webmasters, and Lawyers, 3rd Edition by Charles J. Glasser, Jr.

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Chapter 16

Belgium

Steven De Schrijver

Astrea Advocaten

Astrea Advocaten

Avenue Louise 137/1 Louizalaan

B-1050 Brussels, Belgium

Phone: 32 2 215 97 58

Fax: +32 3 287 11 12

http://www.astrealaw.be/default.asp

sds@astrealaw.be

Introduction to the Belgium Legal System

The Belgian judicial system resembles the civil law system of its neighbor, France. There are two court branches within the Belgian system: the administrative courts and the ordinary courts. The administrative courts deal with matters relating to administrative law; that is, the organization, the functioning, and the control of the executive. The ordinary courts have jurisdiction over civil and criminal actions. In view of the territorial organization of its court system, Belgium ...

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