Commissioner calls on Belgium to ensure accommodation and material assistance for asylum seekers
In her letter addressed to Belgium’s State Secretary for Asylum and Migration, Nicole De Moor, published today, the Commissioner expresses her concerns about the current situation of individuals seeking international protection in Belgium. A lack of available accommodation in reception facilities...
Commissioner calls on Belgium not to resume detention of migrant children
The Commissioner published today a letter that she addressed to Mr Theo Francken, Secretary of State for Migration and Asylum of Belgium, in which she raises concerns about the possibility that migrant families with children may be detained in newly constructed closed detention units near...
Belgium urged not to resume detention of migrant children and to expand alternatives to immigration detention for families with children
In a letter addressed to the Secretary of State for Migration and Asylum of Belgium, Mr Theo Francken, published today, Commissioner Muižnieks warns against resuming the practice of detaining migrant families with children. Referring to the Secretary of State’s recent general policy statement,...
Country visit report
Belgium should speed up the social inclusion of persons with disabilities
Read the report “Belgium is failing to uphold the rights of persons with disabilities to live independently and be included in the community. Planned measures to improve the situation should be implemented as a matter of priority” said today Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for...
Visit to Belgium
Belgium: accelerate reception of asylum-seekers and improve inclusive education
"The overwhelmingly positive response of Belgian society to the arrivals of refugees and the decision of the authorities to increase the quota of Syrian refugees they accept for resettlement are encouraging signs. They suggest that Belgium is ready to play its part to ensure that Europe meets the...
“Belgium should improve detention conditions and strengthen migrants’ rights” says Commissioner Hammarberg in a report
[Strasbourg, 17.06.2009] – "Belgium has a good system of human rights protection, but more efforts are needed in certain areas, in particular on prison conditions, asylum procedures and the protection of the rights of migrants", said the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas...
Commissioner Hammarberg concludes visit to Belgium
[19/12/08 16:40] Thomas Hammarberg concluded today his four-day assessment visit to Belgium after meetings with members of the federal, community and regional governments. He also met with civil society representatives and visited prisons, closed centres for irregular migrants and shelters for...
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