Fundamental Rights: Participate in the review of Belgium

United Nations committees of experts regularly examine the Belgian state's respect for human rights. Civil society has its say. We explain how.
 

Fundamental Rights: Participate in the review of Belgium

You will find on this page, for each committee:

  • the documents and reports of each step of evaluating the last cycle
  • the dates of the next cycle

Do you want to contribute to the review of Belgium? Find for each reporting mechanism the date of delivery of alternative reports as well as the technical instructions.

Summary table

For more information on the United Nations reporting and how to get involved as an NGO, visit the United Nations website. 

For more information on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), visit UPR-Info.

Treaties

Last cycle

Next cycle

Contribution?

Universal Periodic Review (before the Human Rights Council)

Third Cycle (2016 - 2021)

  1. National Report (2021)
  2. Parallel report of Unia, Myria and the service to fight against poverty, precariousness and social exclusion (2020)
  3. Alternative reports of civil society (2020)
  4. United Nations Information Compilation (2021)
  5. Summary of stakeholder communications (2021)
  6. Video of the Interactive Dialogue (5 May 2021)
  7. Report of the Working Group (including recommendations) (2021)

Fourth cycle (2021 - 2026) 

Mid-term reporting (November 2023)

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

Find here all the information relating to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Human Rights Committee (CCPR)

Sixth cycle (2016 - 2025)

  1. List of issues prior to reporting (2016)
  2. National Report (2018) 
  3. Parallel report by Unia, Myria and the service to fight against poverty, precariousness and social exclusion (2019) 
  4. Alternative reports of civil society (2019)
  5. Analytical report of the constructive dialogue (part 1part 2) (2019)
  6. Concluding Observations (2019)
  7. Rapport de la Belgique sur le suivi de recommandations prioritaires (prévu pour le 8 novembre 2021)

Seventh cycle (2025) 

We will put the dates of delivery of alternative reports on this page.

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR)

Fifth Cycle (2018 - 2025)  

  1. List of issues prior to reporting (2018)  
  2. National Report (2019)  
  3. Parallel report by Unia, Myria and the service to fight against poverty, precariousness and social exclusion (2020)   
  4. Alternative reports of civil society (2020) 
  5. Analytical report of the constructive dialogue (part 1part 2) (2020)  
  6. Concluding Observations (2020)  
  7. Rapport de la Belgique sur le suivi de recommandations prioritaires (mars 2022) 

Sixth cycle (2025) 

We will put the dates of delivery of alternative reports on this page.

Committee against Torture (CAT)

Fourth cycle (2015 - )  

  1. List of issues prior to reporting (2015)  
  2. National Report (2018)  
  3. Parallel report of Unia and Myria (2021)   
  4. Alternative reports of civil society (2021) 
  5. Analytical report of the constructive dialogue (part 1part 2) (2021)  
  6. Concluding Observations (2021)  

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

Twentieth to twenty-second cycles (2019 - 2024)

  1. National Report (2019)  
  2. Parallel report of Unia and Myria (2021)   
  3. Alternative reports of civil society (2021) 
  4. List of themes (2021)  
  5. Analytical report of the constructive dialogue (part 1part 2) (2021)  
  6. Concluding Observations (2021)  
  7. Rapport van België over de opvolging van de prioritaire aanbevelingen (mei 2022)

Twenty-third cycle (2024) 

We will put the dates of delivery of alternative reports on this page.

Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Fifth and sixth cycles (2018 - 2024)  

  1. National Report (2018)  
  2. Parallel report by Unia, Myria and the service to fight against poverty, precariousness and social exclusion (2018)   
  3. Alternative reports of civil society (2018) 
  4. List of themes (2018)  
  5. Concluding Observations (2019)  

Seventh cycle (2024)  

We will put the dates of delivery of alternative reports on this page.

Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Seventh cycle (2012 – 2019)  

  1. National Report (2012)  
  2. Alternative reports of civil society (2014) 
  3. List of issues (2014)  
  4. Analytical report of the constructive dialogue (part 1part 2) (2014)  
  5. Concluding Observations (2014) 

Eighth cycle (2019)  

Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED)

Find on the United Nations website the documents relating to the Convention for the Protection of all Persons against Enforced Disappearance.