Court of Appeal (Belgium)

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The Court of Appeal (Dutch: Hof van beroep, French: Cour d'appel, German: Appellationshof) in Belgium is a court which hears appeals against decisions of the Court of First Instance and the Commercial Court. Unlike the Court of First Instance, the Court of Appeal isn't divided into different divisions. There are five Courts of Appeal in Belgium. Each Court of Appeal hears appeals against the decisions of the Courts of First Instance and the Commercial Courts of the judicial arrondissements within its jurisdiction. The Court of Appeal doesn't hear appeals against decisions of the Labour Court. Decisions of Labour Courts can only be appealed against to the Court of Labour.[1][2]

The Court of Appeal of Antwerp has jurisdiction over the provinces of Antwerp and Limburg, and has a second seat in Tongeren, that of Brussels has jurisdiction over the Brussels-Capital Region and the provinces of Flemish Brabant and Walloon Brabant, that of Ghent has jurisdiction over the provinces of East Flanders and West Flanders, that of Liège has jurisdiction over the provinces of Liège, Namur and Luxembourg, and that of Mons has jurisdiction over the province of Hainaut.[3][4]

The Courts of Appeal of Antwerp and Ghent hear appeals in Dutch, that of Mons hears appeals in French and that of Brussels hears appeals in both Dutch and French. The Court of Appeal of Liège hears appeals in French, but can also hear appeals in German.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hof van beroep, burgerlijke kamers" (in Dutch). Pers & Gerecht. Retrieved 2007-07-10. 
  2. ^ "La cour d’appel, chambres civiles" (in French). Presse & Justice. Retrieved 2007-07-10. 
  3. ^ "Hof van beroep, correctionele kamers" (in Dutch). Pers & Gerecht. Retrieved 2007-07-10. 
  4. ^ "La cour d’appel, chambres correctionnelles" (in French). Presse & Justice. Retrieved 2007-07-10.