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Life Imprisonment in Belgium: Current Human Rights Challenges

Book Contribution - Chapter

Different categories of prisoners can end up spending their whole lives in prison in Belgium: life sentenced prisoners; offenders subjected to indeterminate measures for the protection of society (mentally ill offenders) or to preventive detention measures; and elderly prisoners who may die in prison. This chapter first
provides a description and a quantitative overview of their presence in Belgian
prisons and how this situation has evolved in recent years. It then looks
into the human rights issues raised by these different categories.
Book: Life Imprisonment and Human Rights
Pages: 241-266
Number of pages: 26
Publication year:2016
Keywords:Life imprisonment, Human Rights, Indefinite detention
  • VABB Id: c:vabb:416397