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  • BEL015Court of Appeals of Ghent 18-12-2008
  • 2200,en,/case-law-doc/traffickingpersonscrimetype/bel/2008/court_of_appeals_of_ghent_18-12-2008.html
  • Belgium
    Verdict Date: 2008-12-18
    Sentence Date : 2008-12-18
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  • BEL009Marine Cruising Company
  • 2200,en,/case-law-doc/traffickingpersonscrimetype/bel/2009/marine_cruising_company.html
  • Belgium
    Verdict Date: 2009-02-18
  • A number of Lithuanian employees declared that they had to pay USD 500 to be transported to Belgium. Many of them also stated that they had been promised higher salaries when they were recruited.

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  • BEL018Correctional Tribunal of Liege 11-02-2009
  • 2200,en,/case-law-doc/traffickingpersonscrimetype/bel/2009/correctional_tribunal_of_liege_11-02-2009.html
  • Belgium
    Verdict Date: 2009-02-11
  • In the beginning of 2007, the victim D.L. met the defendant A.G. She had just had a fight with another friend, and A.G. took D.L. into his care and offered her a place to stay. D.L. stayed there for a period of three months. After an initial amicable period, D.L. mentioned that she was looking for work. A.G. told her how lucrative prostitution was and D.L. agreed to work as a prostitute. A.G. drove D.L. to a bar where she worked as a waitress and “in the rooms.” At the end of the night, the bar manager took half of D.L.’s earnings and A.G. took the other half. This situation continued for two months. D.L. said that she gave A.G. all of her earnings; she was scared of him and he threatened her with a handgun, threatened to kill her and to harm her family. 

    After two months, A.G. took D.L. to a “box” where she worked from 14:00 in the afternoon to 6:00 in the morning. A.G. became more demanding and regularly came by to take D.L.’s earnings. D.L. generated 1,000 to 1,500 euros per day. During this time, A.G. was also violent; he beat D.L. and raped her several times. D.L.’s brother attempted to take D.L. home, but A.G. threatened D.L.’s brother with a handgun and the brother left.  One day, pretending she was going to work, D.L. made a phone call and her brother picked her up. She stayed in a shelter for battered women and brought charges against A.G.

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  • BEL013Court of Appeals of Antwerp 20-05-2010
  • 2200,en,/case-law-doc/traffickingpersonscrimetype/bel/2010/court_of_appeals_of_antwerp_20-05-2010.html
  • Belgium
    Verdict Date: 2010-05-20
    Sentence Date : 2010-05-20
  • The defendant took the victim away from her family in Morocco with the pretext of marrying her in Belgium. The defendant also paid a sum to the victim’s family which they interpreted to be the dowry.

    Upon arrival in Belgium, the victim was forced to engage in sexual intercourse with the defendant, to work at the defendant’s house and to serve him and his mother. The victim was also physically abused by the defendant.

    When the defendant ‘got tired’ of the victim he threw her out on the street. With no resources, the victim was unable to go back to her family in Morocco.

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  • BEL011Correctional Tribunal of Hasselt 19-03-2010
  • 2200,en,/case-law-doc/traffickingpersonscrimetype/bel/2010/correctional_tribunal_of_hasselt_19-03-2010.html
  • Belgium
    Verdict Date: 2010-03-19
    Sentence Date : 2010-03-19
  • The victim was promised a job in the Netherlands as a maid/nanny. Upon arrival in the Netherlands, however, the victim’s ID was taken from her, following which she was forced to work as a prostitute. The victim was found thanks to a tip from a client of the establishment where she had to work. 

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  • BEL016Correctional Tribunal of Brussels 20-04-2010
  • 2200,en,/case-law-doc/traffickingpersonscrimetype/bel/2010/correctional_tribunal_of_brussels_20-04-2010.html
  • Belgium
    Verdict Date: 2010-04-20
    Sentence Date : 2010-04-20
  • This sentence considered the case of an anonymous worker who had to work 12 hours per day, 6 days per week, had to pay for own work material, and was not paid for all services rendered.

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  • BEL007Correctional Tribunal of Tongeren 10-02-2011
  • 2200,en,/case-law-doc/traffickingpersonscrimetype/bel/2011/correctional_tribunal_of_tongeren_10-02-2011.html
  • Belgium
    Verdict Date: 2011-02-10
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  • BEL021Correctional Tribunal of Brussels 02-02-2011
  • 2200,en,/case-law-doc/traffickingpersonscrimetype/bel/2011/correctional_tribunal_of_brussels_02-02-2011.html
  • Belgium
    Verdict Date: 2011-02-02
    Sentence Date : 2011-02-02
  • Between 2007 and 2010, each of the defendants performed the following activities:

    - Convinced the victims, sometimes through the use of threats, to engage in prostitution in Brussels, Belgium;

    - Paid for the victims’ airplane tickets and completed the journey from Bulgaria to Belgium with the victims;

    - Provided the victims with accommodation, telephone numbers, etc. in Belgium;

    - Forced the victims to work as prostitutes for long hours every day; and

    - Forced the victims to give them most of their earnings.

    The first defendant, S.I.G., was reported by the Bulgarian police and authorities to the Brussels authorities.The second defendant, B.I.M., was also one of the victims.

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  • BEL005Limited Liability Company T.C. et al.
  • 2200,en,/case-law-doc/traffickingpersonscrimetype/bel/2009/limited_liability_company_t.c._et_al..html
  • Belgium
    Verdict Date: 2009-04-06
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  • BEL004Case No. P.08.0951.N
  • 2200,en,/case-law-doc/traffickingpersonscrimetype/bel/2008/case_no._p.08.0951.n.html
  • Belgium
    Verdict Date: 2008-11-25
    Sentence Date : 2008-04-21
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