Annual Report Discrimination / Diversity 2011: Executive Summary
The Centre for equal opportunities and opposition to racism is regularly questioned about statements which defy the boundaries of free speech. Should one be able to say anything and everything? Can freedom of speech justify any statement? Or which statements can infringe the law? At what point can a statement be considered to be an incitement to hatred, violence or discrimination? For these questions, a simple yes/ no answer will never suffice.
That is why the Centre has chosen freedom of speech as the central topic of its Diversity/Discrimination Annual Report 2011. It is a risky topic, bound to lead to disagreement and discord. However, readers eager for controversy will be disappointed: with this analysis the Centre aims to demonstrate that this question, which is fundamental for a democracy, can be calmly addressed in a concrete and critical manner which recognises its full complexity, in both legal and societal terms. There will be no ideological side-taking or moralising but simply legal analyses, concrete examples and hypotheses.
Annual report 2020: vulnerable human rights in times of crisis
In this extraordinary year, Unia continued to fight for human rights and equality. The corona pandemic acted like a magnifying glass. Those already in a vulnerable position were often the first or hardest hit by Covid-19 or its measures.
Evaluation of federal anti-discrimination legislation (2017)
Article 52 of the Anti-Discrimination Law states that the application and effectiveness of the anti-discrimination laws must be assessed by the Legislative Chambers. Unia has prepared an assessment report on the Anti-Discrimination Law and the Anti-Racism Law based on its own practical experience, national jurisprudence and its general expertise in the fight against discrimination.
Annual report 2015. Living together put to the test.
The year 2015 left a deep mark on our society. Violent conflicts and tensions on a global scale have had a direct impact on us. As we finalise this annual report, Belgium is suffering the repercussions of the bomb attacks at Zaventem airport and Maelbeek metro station in Brussels.
Diversity Barometer Education (2018)
Unia commissioned a study to be carried out about equal opportunities in the schools in the three Communities in Belgium. The Diversity Barometer Education is the final part of a triptych. The first two parts were about Employment (2012) and Housing (2014).