The Belgian League of Human Rights, a Liberties member, is challenging a ministerial order that allows the large-scale collection and processing of the health data of workers, breaching their fundamental rights.
Covid restrictions have created a dangerous climate of arbitrariness and mistrust, resulting in a sick society. Authorities must implement measures that help fight the pandemic without taking away basic freedoms.
In late September 2020, after a 16-month deadlock, seven political parties agreed to form a coalition federal government that replaced the caretaker administration.
The campaign launched by the Belgium League of Human Rights (LDH) and Liga voor mensenrechten (Liga) to create a Human Rights House in Brussels ended on Monday 5 October, exceeding its goal for contributions.
Europe's human rights court has condemned Belgium for illegally returning a Sudanese national to his home country without assessing the risks of torture, and inhumane and degrading treatments. Belgium also violated his right to effective remedy.
Belgium has been without a fully functioning government since December 2018. In May 2019 a general election was held but as the political landscape is very fragmented the parties were not able to form a coalition (see previous update).
The Belgium League of Human Rights (LDH) and Liga voor mensenrechten (Liga) have just launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the creation of the Human Rights House in Brussels, where they will work together and promote rights and freedoms.
The Kingdom should follow the examples shown by Italy, Spain and Portugal in bringing undocumented people in from the cold, and granting them the same rights to life and work as Belgian Citizens.
An initiative of the Belgium League of Human Rights (LDH) has brought together more than 300 public figures who have signed an open letter to the Parliament and political leaders to raise concerns about the implementation of a COVID-19 tracing system.
The Belgium League of Human Rights (LDH), Liga voor Mensenrechten and the International federation for Human Rights (FIDH) have raised concerns about the contact tracking system being implemented by the federal government in the context of the pandemic.