Parallel report for the Committee against Torture

In its report for the UN Committee against Torture (CAT), the Federal Institute for Human Rights takes a closer look at some key human rights issues in Belgium, including illegitimate violence committed by police officers, detention conditions and the fight against terrorism.

From 12 to 30 July 2021, the Committee will engage in a dialogue with representatives of Belgium on compliance with the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. For our analysis, we consulted other federal institutions and civil society organisations, which made very valuable contributions to this report. The final responsibility for the content, however, lies entirely with the Federal Institute for Human Rights.

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