Parallel report to the Committee on the rights of persons with disabilities (CRPD) (2021)

Since 2011, Unia has been the independent mechanism for promoting, protecting and monitoring the application of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Belgium.

Our contribution is based on various sources:

  • reports submitted to Unia by individuals or associations;
  • the results of Unia's monitoring and recommendation activities;
  • our participation in various working groups, commissions, advisory boards;
  • reports from the authorities and bodies concerned;
  • civil society reports and recommendations;
  • the results of the Consultation of people with disabilities (1144 respondents) that Unia carried out on their rights in 2019-2020;
  • the results of an additional consultation carried out during the health crisis in 2020.

Our contribution is structured around the List of Points established by the Committee for the submission of the second and third periodic report submitted by Belgium. The responses provided by the Belgian state in its report have been taken into account in order to avoid repetition. This contribution therefore aims to supplement and, where appropriate, qualify this report. We also make a series of recommendations.

In accordance with the collaboration protocol concluded between Unia and Myria, the Federal Migration Centre, Myria contributed to the drafting of this report with regard to those parts related to its areas of action.