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Belgium: Must step up efforts on human rights protection: Amnesty International submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review, 38th session of the UPR Working Group, 5 May 2021

, Index number: EUR 14/3400/2020

In this submission Amnesty International evaluates the commitments by Belgium to establish a National Human Rights Institution, to establish a national preventative mechanism and to respect the rights of asylum-seekers and migrants. The submission also looks at specific measures that the governments should take to ensure respect and more effective protection and promotion of human rights. Particular attention is paid to how the state must ensure that business activities do not negatively impact human rights, to mechanisms for detention monitoring and to actions needed to counter racism and related forms of discrimination.

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