Parallel CCPR Report (2019)
Belgium regularly reports to the United Nations on how it implements the international conventions it has signed. This time, it is compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (CCPR) that is being examined.
Unia, as a National Human Rights Institution (status B) has submitted a parallel report. Myria and the The Combat Poverty, Insecurity and Social Exclusion Service also contributed to this report. Unia addressed topics as diverse as:
- the impact of counter-terrorism measures on human rights,
- discrimination and racist violence,
- discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation,
- the need to amend certain articles of the law,
On the basis of Belgium's report and the parallel and alternative reports provided to the UN, the United Nations Human Rights Committee will provide recommendations to Belgium. The purpose of these recommendations is to help Belgium to further improve its respect for the rights and freedoms provided for in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
This report is available in French and English.
Annual report 2022
In 2022, Unia continued to fight on behalf of discriminated citizens. In our annual report, we look back at our efforts to combat discrimination and promote equality in Belgium.
Parallel report to the Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) (2022)
Did you know that 86% of family caregivers of people with disabilities are women? That the employment rate of women of foreign backgrounds is still lower than that of men, that they are more often employed in part-time jobs, with lower wages or in specific employment sectors, such as domestic help?
Parallel report to the Committee against torture (CAT) (2021)
Lack of reliable and centralized data on allegations of police violence, refoulement or deportation of foreigners despite the risk of torture and ill-treatment, and persistent shortcomings in the care of internees: these are some of the findings of this report.
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.