Several sources said that the Brussels Court of First Instance ruled on Wednesday that the Belgian government must amend its legal framework for combating collusion or lifting all restrictions within 30 days of the lawsuit filed by human rights organizations.
The Human Rights League (LDH) launched an emergency procedure in late February to challenge the legitimacy of health crisis management through a ministerial executive order. Her intention is to discuss these restrictions in Parliament.
Belgium must take all necessary measures to “stop the apparently illegal situation caused by the restriction of fundamental rights and freedoms.”
The court gave Belgium 30 days to implement his decision, otherwise Belgium will face a fine of 5,000 euros per day.
Federal Minister of the Interior Annelis Verlinden said in a statement that she “decided to go to the Court of Appeal in Brussels” and added that “the current measures are still in effect.”
The lawyer told AFP LDH that the judgment applies to all measures taken at the federal level (wearing masks, closing institutions, prohibiting unnecessary travel, physical distance, etc.), but not to curfews imposed at the district level. Audrey Lackner (Audrey Lackner).
LDH said in a statement: “We believe that the restrictions on fundamental freedoms imposed to combat the covida-19 pandemic must be discussed in Parliament.”