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Van der Mussele v Belgium

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    Van der Mussele v Belgium [1983] ECHR 13 (0 other reports)

In Van der Mussele v Belgium [1983] ECHR 13, the European Court of Human Rights held that a requirement for pupil lawyers to undertake pro bono work was not in breach of their right under Article 4(2) of the European Convention on Human Rights not to be required to perform forced or compulsory labour.

At the material time, pupil lawyers in Belgium were required to accept a percentage of pro bono cases allocated to them during their three-year pupillage.