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.
Unia and Myria submitted a report to the UN Committee against Torture that covers the period 2013-2021. The report is intended for the independent experts of the Committee.
On July 15th and 16th, 2021, the Committee and Belgium’s representatives will meet for a constructive dialogue and discuss the progress made since 2013, as well as the remaining challenges. The Committee will then issue a report (called "concluding observations") with recommendations.
The Committee will focus on five topics:
- police violence
- conditions of detention
- fight against terrorism
- repatriation and extradition
This interactive dialogue between the Belgian representatives and the Committee will take place virtually and will be broadcasted live on UN WebTV.
Prior to this dialogue, on July 12th, Myria and Unia will meet the experts of the UN Committee against Torture to present the main focus of the parallel report and answer their questions.
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 CESCR Report (2020)
Unia and Myria present their parallel report on the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
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.