In a number of cases, the allocation of jobs, functions, or the granting of certain authorizations, depends on a check on loyalty, integrity, discretion and more generally, "good character" of a person.

    It is, for example, necessary to obtain:

    • a « security clearance » before being entitled to have access to sensitive information
    • a « security certificate » before being entitled to perform certain duties during diplomatic events (for example a European summit) or temporarily access sensitive areas (for example within nuclear infrastructures)
    • a positive security advice in order to be entitled to obtain an airport badge or to apply for Defense

    After checking the databases (police, security and/or administrative), these prior authorizations are sometimes refused by the competent authority (administration).

    The Appeal Body is the administrative court to which one can turn to lodge an appeal against this decision.

    The website is not fully translated into German and English. We therefore invite you to read the content written in Dutch or French.


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