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Penal Code, 1867 (as of 2012)
Code pénal (mise à jour le 1er janvier 2012)

Amended several times.
Moniteur belge, (last accessed on 22.05.2013)

The Code was amended in 2003 (Law of 5 August 2003) in order to incorporate provisions from the repealed Law of 16 June 1993 on the repression of serious violations of international humanitarian law (Current Title I bis of the Code).

The Code also contains special provisions addressing the issues of hostage-taking, torture, and inhuman and degrading treatment.

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