Belgium refuses to prosecute doctor who killed depressed woman, son heads to top European court

Posted November 8, 2017 4:53 pm by Alex Schadenberg

Belgium refuses to prosecute doctor who killed depressed woman, son heads to top European court

StrasbourgSTRASBOURG, France – ADF International filed an  application with the European Court of Human Rights Tuesday on behalf of Tom Mortier, who wasn’t informed of his mother’s death until the day after a doctor killed her for being depressed. The case, Mortier v. Belgium, focuses on the right to life and the right to family life, which are both protected under the European Convention on Human Rights.Belgian authorities have refused to pursue Mortier’s case, which opens the door for him to apply to the top court in Europe and is now his only opportunity to obtain justice for the loss of his mother.

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