Factors Affecting the Social Status of Suspects and Accused in Belgium

The report summarises the findings of the analysis of the factors affecting the social status of suspects and accused in Belgium. The study offers information about the legal restrictions and remand measures applied on suspects and accused during the criminal proceedings, their impact on the accused person’s economic status, personal life, and family and community links, and the rules and practices for disclosing information about the proceedings to third persons, to the public and to the media.