Belgium

Next review: 2026

Timeline for UPR engagement in the current cycle

Review phasei
Close
From the date of the Working Group session until the Adoption outcome report (approximately 4- 6 months)
Follow up phasei
Close
Approximately 3 years starting from the Adoption of the outcome reports
National consultations and drafting phasei
Close
1 year before the next Working Group
Advocacy phasei
Close
Other Stakeholders Report deadline until Working group session (approximately 7 months)
UPR Working Group
05-2021
Adoption outcome report
11-2021
Stakeholders report deadline
09-2025
National report deadline
02-2026
Pre session
04-2026
UPR Working Group
05-2026

Official OHCHR documents

National report

National report

A/HRC/WG.6/38/BEL/1

Compilation of UN information

Compilation of UN information

A/HRC/WG.6/38/BEL/2
A/HRC/WG.6/38/BEL/2 - Annex

Summary of other stakeholders information

Summary of other stakeholders information

A/HRC/WG.6/38/BEL/3

Civil society and other submissions

Civil society and other submissions

PS Rapport Alternatif - ACAT Belgique et FIACAT
PS Statement - ACAT Belgique et FIACAT
PS Statement - Amnesty International Belgium
PS Statement - French speaking Youth Forum and Flemish Youth Council
PS Statement - Ligue des Droits Humains
PS Statement - UNIA

NHRI submissions

FIRM - Belgian Federal Institute for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights
Unia - Myria - SLP - Coalition Institutions Publiques Indépendantes - Belgique

NGO submissions

ADF International
AI - Amnesty International
ATD Fourth World - International Movement ATD Fourth World
ATF-MENA - Association des Tuteurs Francophones de Mineurs Etrangers Non Accompagnés
CAFF-ADHUM - Discriminations Linguistiques
CAFF-ADHUM - Enseignement Francophone
CAFF-ADHUM - Facilités Linguistiques
CAFF-ADHUM - INDH
CAFF-ADHUM - Matrice of Recommendations
CAFF-ADHUM - Minorités Nationales
CAFF-ADHUM - Protocole 12
CAFF-ADHUM - Société Civile
CAFF-ADHUM - The Coalition of Francophone Associations in Flanders and The Association for the Promotion of Human Rights and of Minorities
CPTI - Conscience and Peace Tax International (CPTI)
DCI - Child Poverty
DCI - Child Right Education
DCI - Children Migration
DCI - Deprivation of Liberty, Justice and Children in armed conflicts
DCI - Educational Violence
DCI - Impacts of measures taken in the fight against Covid-19
DCI - OPCAT Coalitions
deMens.nu - Unie Vrijzinnige Verenigingen
FIAN Belgium
HRC Ghent - Human Rights Centre
IMPAC - International Movement for Peace & Coexistence
JS1 - Joint Submission 1
JS10 - Joint Submission 10
JS12 - Joint Submission 12
JS13 - Joint Submission 13
JS14 - Joint Submission 14
JS15 - Joint Submission 15
JS16 - Joint Submission 16
JS2 - Joint Submission 2
JS3 - Joint Submission 3
JS4 - Joint Submission 4
JS5 - Joint Submission 5
JS6 - Joint Submission 6
JS7 - Joint Submission 7
JS8 - Joint Submission 8
JS9 - Joint Submission 9
Kinderrechtencoalitie - Kinderrechtencoalitie Vlaanderen
LvM - Liga voor Mensenrechten
MCCL - Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Inc. Education Fund
MRAX
MRAX ASBL - Mouvement contre le Racisme, l'Antisémitisme et la Xénophobie ASBL
NGO Monitor - Institute for NGO Research
PJPT - Plateforme Justice pour Tous

UN Agencies submissions

UPR Submission 38th

Other submissions

CoE - Council of Europe
EU FRA - European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
EUROMIL - European Organisation of Military Associations
OSCE-ODIHR - Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights/Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Official OHCHR documents

National report

National report

A/HRC/WG.6/24/BEL/1

Compilation of UN information

Compilation of UN information

A/HRC/WG.6/24/BEL/2

Summary of other stakeholders information

Summary of other stakeholders information

A/HRC/WG.6/24/BEL/3

Civil society and other submissions

NGO submissions

ADF International - ADF International
AI - Amnesty International
Anne Dussart - Caritas International Belgium
Centre - Centre interfédéral pour l'égalité des chances
Centre - Centre interfédéral pour l'égalité des chances - Annex
Centre fédéral Migration - Centre fédéral pour l’analyse des flux migratoires, la protection des droits fondamentaux des étrangers et la lutte contre la traite des êtres humain
Centre fédéral Migration - Centre fédéral pour l’analyse des flux migratoires, la protection des droits fondamentaux des étrangers et la lutte contre la traite des êtres humain - Annex
CSJ - Conseil Supérieur de la Justice
DEI-BELGIQUE - DEFENSE DES ENFANTS INTERNATIONAL - BELGIQUE
DEI-BELGIQUE - DEFENSE DES ENFANTS INTERNATIONAL - BELGIQUE - Annex
ECPAT Belgium - ECPAT Belgium
Flemish KRC - Kinderrechtencommissariaat en Délégué général aux droits de l’enfant de la Communauté française
Flemish KRC - Kinderrechtencommissariaat en Délégué général aux droits de l’enfant de la Communauté française - Annex
GAMP - GAMP: Groupe d'Action qui denonce le Manque de Places pour personnes handicapees de grande dependance
GAMP - GAMP: Groupe d'Action qui denonce le Manque de Places pour personnes handicapees de grande dependance - Annex
Genres Pluriels - Genres Pluriels ASBL
Genres Pluriels - Genres Pluriels ASBL - Annex
GIEACPC - Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children
IHRC - The Islamic Human Rights Commission - Annex
JS01 - Joint Submission 01
JS01 - Joint Submission 01 - Annex
JS02 - Joint Submission 02
JS02 - Joint Submission 02 - Annex
JS03 - Joint Submission 03
JS03 - Joint Submission 03 - Annex
JS04 - Joint Submission 04
JS04 - Joint Submission 04 - Annex
JS05 - Joint Submission 05
JS06 - Joint Submission 06
JS07 - Joint Submission 07
JS07 - Joint Submission 07 - Annex
JS08 - Joint Submission 08
JS08 - Joint Submission 08 - Annex
JS09 - Joint Submission 09
JS09 - Joint Submission 09 - Annex
JS10 - Joint Submission 10
JS10 - Joint Submission 10 - Annex
JS11 - Joint Submission 11
JS11 - Joint Submission 11 - Annex
JS12 - Joint Submission 12
JS12 - Joint Submission 12 - Annex
JS13 - Joint Submission 13
JS13 - Joint Submission 13 - Annex
JS14 - Joint Submission 14
JS14 - Joint Submission 14 - Annex
JS15 - Joint Submission 15
JS15 - Joint Submission 15 - Annex
JS16 - Joint Submission 16
JS17 - Joint Submission 17
JS17 - Joint Submission 17 - Annex
JS18 - Joint Submission 18
JS18 - Joint Submission 18 - Annex
JS19 - Joint Submission 19
JS20 - Joint Submission 20
JS20 - Joint Submission 20 - Annex
JS21 - Joint Submission 21
JS21 - Joint Submission 21 - Annex
JS22 - Joint Submission 22
JS23 - Joint Submission 23
JS23 - Joint Submission 23 - Annex
Le Médiateur fédéral - Le Collège des médiateurs fédéraux
Le Médiateur fédéral - Le Collège des médiateurs fédéraux - Annex
LvM - Liga voor Mensenrechten
LvM - Liga voor Mensenrechten - Annex
MRAX - MRAX
Objectif - Objectif
ObsPol - Observatoire des violences policières en Belgique
ODVV - Organization for Defending Victim of Violence
OIP - Observatoire international des prisons - section belge
PourEVA - Pour une Éthique du Vote Automatisé
SLP - Service de lutte contre la pauvreté, la précarité et l'exclusion sociale
SLP - Service de lutte contre la pauvreté, la précarité et l'exclusion sociale - Annex

Annex NGO submissions

Centre - Centre interfédéral pour l'égalité des chances - Annex
Centre fédéral Migration - Centre fédéral pour l’analyse des flux migratoires, la protection des droits fondamentaux des étrangers et la lutte contre la traite des êtres humain - Annex
DEI-BELGIQUE - DEFENSE DES ENFANTS INTERNATIONAL - BELGIQUE - Annex
Flemish KRC - Kinderrechtencommissariaat en Délégué général aux droits de l’enfant de la Communauté française - Annex
GAMP - GAMP: Groupe d'Action qui denonce le Manque de Places pour personnes handicapees de grande dependance - Annex
Genres Pluriels - Genres Pluriels ASBL - Annex
IHRC - The Islamic Human Rights Commission - Annex
JS01 - Joint Submission 01 - Annex
JS02 - Joint Submission 02 - Annex
JS03 - Joint Submission 03 - Annex
JS04 - Joint Submission 04 - Annex
JS07 - Joint Submission 07 - Annex
JS08 - Joint Submission 08 - Annex
JS09 - Joint Submission 09 - Annex
JS10 - Joint Submission 10 - Annex
JS11 - Joint Submission 11 - Annex
JS12 - Joint Submission 12 - Annex
JS13 - Joint Submission 13 - Annex
JS14 - Joint Submission 14 - Annex
JS15 - Joint Submission 15 - Annex
JS17 - Joint Submission 17 - Annex
JS18 - Joint Submission 18 - Annex
JS20 - Joint Submission 20 - Annex
JS21 - Joint Submission 21 - Annex
JS23 - Joint Submission 23 - Annex
Le Médiateur fédéral - Le Collège des médiateurs fédéraux - Annex
LvM - Liga voor Mensenrechten - Annex
SLP - Service de lutte contre la pauvreté, la précarité et l'exclusion sociale - Annex

UN Agencies submissions

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Other submissions

CoE - Council of Europe
CoE - Council of Europe - Annex
EU FRA - European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
OSCE-ODIHR - Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights/Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Annex Other submissions

CoE - Council of Europe - Annex

Review in the Working Group

Report of the Working group (draft)

A/HRC/WG.6/24/L.6

Questions written in advance

Advance written questions

Adoption in the Plenary session

Report of the Working group (final)

A/HRC/32/8

Addendum

A/HRC/32/8/Add.1

Report of the HRC session

A/HRC/32/2: Report of the Human Rights Council on its thirty-second session

Oral statement by other stakeholders (adoption)

Action Canada for Population and Development
AI - Amnesty International
Rencontre Africaine pour la defense des droits de l'homme

Follow-up

Miscellaneous documents

Matrice of Recommendations-Belgium

Official OHCHR documents

National report

National report

A/HRC/WG.6/11/BEL/1

Compilation of UN information

Compilation of UN information

A/HRC/WG.6/11/BEL/2

Summary of other stakeholders information

Summary of other stakeholders information

A/HRC/WG.6/11/BEL/3

Civil society and other submissions

NGO submissions

AI - Amnesty International
CPTI - Conscience and Peace Tax International
ECPAT - International
GIEACPC - Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children
IHRC - Islamic Human Rights Commission
JS 1 - Joint Submission 1
OIP - Observatoire international des prisons

UN Agencies submissions

UNHCR - UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Other submissions

CoE - Council of Europe - Commissioner for Human Rights
CoE - Council of Europe - European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
CoE - Council of Europe - European Committee of Social Rights
CoE – Council of Europe - European Commission against Racism and Intolerance

Review in the Working Group

Report of the Working group (draft)

A/HRC/WG.6/11/L.1

Questions written in advance

Advance written questions

Questions written in advance additional

Advance written questions

Adoption in the Plenary session

Report of the Working group (final)

A/HRC/18/3

Report of the HRC session

A/HRC/18/2: Report of the Human Rights Council on its eighteenth session

Oral statement by the State under Review (adoption)

Statement by Belgium

Oral statement by other stakeholders (adoption)

AI - Amnesty International
ICJ - International Commission of Jurists
ILGA Europe; COC Netherlands; and Cavaria
Islamic Human Rights Commission

Follow-up

State's Mid-term report

Belgium's National Mid-term Report (2013)

Mid-term Implementation Assessment

UPR Info's Mid-term Implementation Assessment