Belgian lawyers call for Brussels court cases to be in English


The Flemish Bar Council says that this option is more meaningful than splitting the judicial district of Brussels Halle Vilvoorde into a Flemish and Francophone judicial district.

Flemish Bar Council President Edgar Boydens: “Are these the reforms that the justice sector is waiting for? The disappearance of bilingualism in a European capital where multilingualism involving three or four languages should prevail. If we want Brussels to be awarded an international role, then it’s not only important that the European institutions are housed here, but also European courts, in which, in addition to Dutch and French, English should have its place.