Parallel CESCR Report (2020)
On Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 February 2020, representatives of Belgium participate in an interactive dialogue in Geneva with members of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
Unia, in its capacity as a National Human Rights Institution (B status), has submitted a parallel report. Myria also contributed to this report. In this report, different rights such as housing, employment, education, health or non-discrimination are examined through the competences of Myria and Unia.
On the basis of Belgium's report and the parallel and alternative reports, the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights makes recommendations to Belgium. The purpose of these recommendations is to help Belgium to improve its compliance with the rights and freedoms provided for in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
Unia's parallel report is available in French and English. You can download them on this page.
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.
Parallel CCPR Report (2019)
Unia, Myria and the Combat Poverty Service present their parallel report on the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
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.