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,
  • internment,
  • 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.