Administration of Justice

Council of State or Supreme Court

This site describes the form and function of the Council of State and includes legal documents, In Dutch and French.

Ministry of the Interior

This website provides information as to the form, function and responsibilities the Ministry of the Interior is tasked with. Available for review are various publications related to these activities; in pdf format. In Dutch, French and German.

Ministry of Justice

In Dutch, French and German.

Crime Prevention

Permanent Secretariat for Crime Prevention Policy (PSP)

The Permanent Secretariat for Crime Prevention Policy (PSP) is a department of the Belgium Ministry of Interior in charge of elaborating and co-ordinating crime prevention policy.

Drugs & Alcohol

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - Country overview

The EMCDDA country overview provides a structured synopsis of the trends and characteristics of national drug problems. It consists of a summary of the national drug situation, key statistics at a glance and a barometer showing the drug use prevalence position of Belgium.

Juvenile Justice

Penitentiair Schoolcentrum Hoogstraten (PSC)

This is a website of the penitentiary school center, a vocational training program for prisoners.

Law & the Courts

Guide to Law Online, Belgium

The Guide to Law Online, prepared by the United States Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information.

The Parliament

Provides information about the senate and chamber in addition to supplying the user with a copy of the Belgian constitution.

Police & Law Enforcement

The Federal Police

As of January 1, 2001, the Judicial Police, the Communal Police and the Gendarmerie (National Police) were reunited into the new Federal Police. 

La Police Locale

A resource devoted to information regarding the differing roles, functions and activities of local police departments. This site includes interactive maps with fact sheets about different police departments. In French only. 

Research & Statistics

L'Institut National de Criminalistique et de Criminologie

The Federally funded Institute for research website includes numerous publications, news releases, reports as well as explication as to the form and function of the Institute and it's mission. In Dutch and French.