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 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.
Unia’s work expressed in figures for 2016
Unia received no fewer than 5,619 reports of discrimination in 2016. These led to 1,907 case files being opened concerning possible discrimination, hate speech or hate crimes. This represents an increase of 20 percent from 2015.
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.