Possibility of filing a civil suit / to constitutes oneself as civil party

If you have not yet filed a civil suit/constituted yourself as civil party, you still have the opportunity to do so during the trial.

This status gives you rights such as:

  • access to the file,
  • a free copy of the file,
  • the possibility of having an interpreter during the trial,
  • possibility of access to the web radio.

In addition, this status allows you to seek redress for the damage suffered through judicial channels.


How can you file a civil suit during the trial?

You can do this yourself or through a lawyer at the clerk’s office of the court of assizes.

During the trial, the clerk’s office will be present at the Justitia.

If you have any questions regarding the filing a civil suit/constitution as civil party, you can contact the victim reception service (see above) or a lawyer (see below).

Opening hours of the clerk’s office: 8.30 am to 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm.

The clerk’s office can be reached by telephone (02/519.85.14 - 02/519.85.15 - 02/519.85.17 - 02/519.85.37 - 02/519.85.38) or by e-mail: assises.bruxelles.justitia@just.fgov.be