Human Rights


On the basis of a request brought by the Ordre des barreaux francophones et germanophone (OBFG) and the Orde van Vlaamse Balies (OVB), supported by the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe, the Belgian Constitutional Court delivered a significant judgment on lawyer-client privilege on 24 September 2020.

The Constitutional Court recalls that lawyer-client privilege is protected by the right to privacy and the right to a fair trial.

Me Frédéric Krenc represented the O.B.F.G. in this case.