— Published on 28 June 2019.

Most Belgian prisoners have the right to vote but few choose to exercise it. Vanessa de Greef, PhD in law at the Open University of Brussels, is studying this topic as part of her research. In her capacity as vice-president of the Belgian League for Human Rights, she took part in organising workshops on imprisoned citizens. Prison Insider asked her three questions.

A considerable lack of political will now explains the lack of involvement of prisoners in the electoral process.

With the present political situation, I do not expect any positive change.

Most of them believe that setting up polling stations is a huge administrative burden