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Report Data - Belgium - 2009

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2018 1446 1006 -
2017 875 60 56
2016 845 70 59
2015 881 69 56
2014 1064 76 61

Hate crimes recorded by police

NGO reports 
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Antisemtisme.be reported 109 incidents. These include eleven instances of assault, 13 in which threats were made, and 22 involving the desecration of sacred places. The Stephen Roth Institute reported 28 violent incidents.

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Bias Motivation 
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Reports
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The Centre for Equal Opportunity and Opposition to Racism (CEOOR) acted as a civil party in three lawsuits related to violent hate crimes allegedly motivated by homophobia.

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IGO Reports 
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In the case of Cakir v. Belgium, involving a Belgian citizen of Turkish origin who brought criminal proceedings against the police for physical and racist verbal abuse by police officers during his arrest and detention, the European Court of Human Rights found that the Belgian authorities had failed to take all reasonable measures to determine whether the police officers had engaged in criminal conduct and whether the alleged criminal conduct had a racist motivation. This case reaffirms states’ duties under the European Convention of Human Rights to actively investigate and prosecute potentially racist crimes when there is a reasonable appearance of bias motivation.

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Developments
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The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) raised concerns over anti-Semitism and intolerance and discrimination against Muslims in Belgium.

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Developments
National Developments 
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Reports
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Official figures record three assaults against four Jewish people, in a neighbourhood primarily inhabited by Orthodox Jews.

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Reports
Organization Report 

Belgium reported an incident in which two men were assaulted by five individuals in an attack allegedly motivated by homophobia.

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Reports
Organization Report 

Belgium reported the abuse and mistreatment of a man with mental disabilities. The alleged perpetrators were arrested and the case is under investigation.