The family of a Bataclan victim takes Belgium to court

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The Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France,

Unusually, the family makes its case directly in the European Court of Human Rights


The parents of Valentin Ribet, 26, one of the 130 victims of the November 13 Paris attacks, asked the European Court of Human Rights on Monday to rule whether Belgian authorities violated his "right to life."

the lawyer of the Ribet family, Samia Maktouf, claims that the Belgian protection and surveillance system effectively failed Valentin, allowing the terrorists infiltration in French territory. Ribet was one of the 90 victims of the Bataclan concert hall. As Maktouf represents a number of...


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