Powered by xpats.com
Weather
5 °C

Not registered yet?

  • Daily & weekly newsletters
  • Buy & download The Bulletin
  • Comment our articles
Register now

You are here

Recent articles

Jan 16, 2018

Belgium’s labour minister has applied a protocol to rope in help from other departments and insti...

Jan 16, 2018

The popular Musée D’Ixelles will close on 4 February for a four-year renovation project.

Jan 16, 2018

Two residential buildings and a restaurant collapsed last night following an explosion on Paarden...

Jan 15, 2018

Brussels will host two days of Tour de France action next summer, as more details are confirmed a...

Docks Bruxsel investigated for discrimination

Dec 20, 2017
1
Two non-white teenagers say they were denied entry to Brussels’ newest shopping centre

Belgium’s federal centre for equal opportunities, Unia, is investigating a claim by two 15-year-olds that they were denied entry to Docks Bruxsel shopping centre recently. The boys said that they were questioned by security on their way in as to whether they had any money on them.

One of them had no money, and the other had €20. They were told to leave. One of the teens’ mothers filed a complaint with Unia.

“A customer can decide in which shopping centre they want to shop, but the business itself can not choose its clients,” said Unia spokesperson Bram Sebrechts. “It is illegal to deny entry to anyone based on ethnic origin, age or disability.”

Docks denies that the incident took place. “No one has ever been refused entry by security,” said spokesperson Helga Cosyns. “If that had happened, I would know about it. There is no corroboration for this story.”

Related links

Comment
Drifter Dec 20, 2017 13:55

I hope it is not true but usually non-white kids or Muslim kids are treated differently. They should also look at Oceania in that respect because I read some comments about the treatment to Moroccan kids there in trip advisor.co.uk. We should be responsible people to treat the people same from different origins. Prejudice is deeply embedded in many so-called 'civilised' societies.

Questions & Answers

Help and get help

Peter Alan

Our building co-pro has just been presented with a demand for payment for some work tha...

Porcha

Hi, When renting an apartment, how much guarantee does one must pay in advance? Also ot...

brusselli

Do you know any vet that visits homes to take care of cats?

Jobs

Events & Social

Upcoming

17 Jan
17.01.2018
Brussels
by BEPS International School
17 Jan
17.01.2018
Brussels
by Expat Club
17 Jan
17.01.2018
Brussels
by The Arts Society Brussels (...

Popular

17 Jan
17.01.2018
Brussels
by The Arts Society Brussels (www.bridfas.org)
17 Jan
17.01.2018
Brussels
by Expat Club
8 Jun
08.06.2018 to 10.06.2018
Krakow
by Expat Club

Twitter