Welcome To JUST RIGHTS
We have the honor of presenting you the recently-created law firm in Brussels called “Just Rights”.
Just Rights is a European human rights law firm, located in Brussels, specialized in human
rights litigation, in particular before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. In the near future, the law firm intends to expand to other European cities, in order to be accessible to all citizens. This law firm has as its main objective the promotion and increased protection of human rights. Specifically, because national procedures do not always provide everyone with a way to uphold or restore their rights, we want to facilitate access to the European Court for Human Rights, and guarantee a quality defense for all. Additionally, because the most fundamental rights are still being violated, the law firm “Just Rights” has the ambition of contributing to a more just society.
Our team intervenes in human rights disputes linked to the Internet, protection of property, private & family life, extradition of suspects, expulsion of migrants, freedom of expression, police violence, torture & inhumane treatment, discrimination, racism, medical errors, asylum law, criminal law, etc. Hence, we intervene in all areas of law, as long as human rights interests are at stake. A specialized law firm like Just Rights is absolutely essential and does not only offer its services to private individuals, but also to other legal experts, legal entities, etc.
A specialized law firm is necessary in order to increase the likelihood of a successful outcome of your case, especially since 95 percent of the applications to the European Court for Human Rights are declared inadmissible and given the decision of the European Court to start applying an even more formalistic approach. Therefore, the probability of an application being declared inadmissible by the European Court will only increase in the future, unless a specialized law firm is consulted and included in the procedure before the European Court for Human Rights. Our specialization can only be an advantage in the defense of your interests.
Chihaoui & Associates
As human rights lawyers, we make sure that your voice be heard before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). As applications before the ECtHR can be very technical, our team is available to assist you launching the procedure and defending you before the Court in Strasbourg.
SOLICITOR / FOUNDER of JUST RIGHTS
Zouhaier Chihaoui was born in Ghent on 14 January 1983. He grew up in an underprivileged area of Ghent (Calles New Ghent) and this gave him a sense of justice and an intense desire to see society evolving to become a community of equal chances.
Jessica has been a lawyer at the Brussels Bar since 2015. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (U.L.B.) as well as a Master’s degree in Human Rights from the Université Saint-Louis. Before joining the Bar, Jessica completed…
Marthe Van Beurden
Marthe holds a Master’s degree in National and International Public Law from the University of Ghent. Hereafter she decided to delve into International Human Rights Law at Lund University in cooperation with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in Sweden. During this time…
Laura holds a Master’s Degree in Law from the Catholic University of Louvain where she specialized in EU law and human rights law. Afterwards, she worked at the Wallonia-Brussels. Delegation in Geneva, before completing an internship at the Legal Policy Office…
Chihaoui & Associates
• M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece
• Kanagaratnam v. Belgium
13 December 2011
no. 15297/09 Available on ›
• Yoh-Ekale Mwanje v. Belgium
20 December 2011
no. 201110486/10 Available on ›
• Firoz Muneer v. Belgium
11 April 2013
no. 56005/10 Available on ›
Chihaoui & Associates
• A.A. V. BELGIUM,
(unfair trial and right to private life illegally obtained evidence)
• AKHIM V. BELGIUM,
(inhuman treatment, unfair trial)
• CHAABAN V. BELGIUM,
(right to life – unlawful killing as a result of police violence in prison)
• FAYOUMI W. V. BELGIUM,
(prohibition of inhuman treatment – disproportionate police violence and grievous bodily harm)
• GERIS M.-A. V. BELGIUM,
(unfair trial – use of evidence obtained in absence of lawyer)
• JEANTY V. BELGIUM,
• LHERMITTE G. V. BELGIUM,
no. 34238/09 – Grand Chamber
(unfair trial – lack of motivation of the jury)
• MAKARIAN V. BELGIUM,
(right to life, inhuman treatment, unfair trial)
• PRISACARU V. BELGIUM AND ROMANIA,
(inhuman treatment and extradition – inhuman prison conditions in Romania)
• SABANI V. BELGIUM,
(arbitrary detention of woman with 10 years’ antecedents of manic-depression and suicidal tendencies)
* Application number to be announced