“Belgium has a 19th century criminal-justice system”
After last week killings of a judge and a court clerk inside a Brussels courtroom, the American news magazine Time spends this week an article on the collapse of law and order in Brussels. The article gives an overview of the surge of violence of last months in the Belgian capital and refers to the failing country’s institutions as one of the causes. The article concludes with “the linguistic struggle between the two main communities has led more or less to a standstill in federal policymaking. As a result, Belgium has a 19th century criminal-justice system.”
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