Constitutional Court dismisses appeal against Iran deal

The Constitutional Court rejected the appeal against the law agreeing to the Iran deal, which is a treaty governing the transfer of prisoners between Iran and Belgium.

However, the Court attached a condition to its ruling. If the government decides to transfer a prisoner to Iran, it must inform the victims so that they can have the legality of the transfer reviewed by the court of first instance.

The treaty governing the transfer of prisoners between Iran and Belgium is relevant in the case of OIivier Vandecasteele, the Belgian aid worker who has since been held in an Iranian cell for more than a year.


Action in support of Olivier Vandecasteele, who is imprisoned in Iran, Sunday 26 February 2023 in Brussels. Olivier Vandecasteele is a Belgian humanitarian worker who has worked for more than six years in Iran for international NGOs. On 24 February 2022, he was arrested by the Iranian authorities. © BELGA PHOTO NICOLAS MAETERLINCK

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