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27 Sep
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is pleased that, today, the Human Rights Council in Geneva adopted a new Belgian resolution on capital punishment.

23 May
Speech

Business & Human Rights Peer Learning Meeting: speech by Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs and Minister of Defence Didier Reynders (Brussels, 23 May 2019).

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15 Apr
Statement

The undersigned members of the Equal Rights Coalition (ERC) express profound dismay at the decision of Brunei to fully implement its revised Penal Code. As part of the full implementation which became effective on April 3, 2019, provisions have been introduced prescribing a range of penalties including amputation of limbs, whipping and stoning to death for specific acts identified as offences in the Code. The acts that are punishable by means of these penalties include robbery, rape, adultery and engaging in same-sex sexual conduct.

26 Feb
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defense Didier Reynders is participating in the 40th session of the High Level Segment of the Human Rights Council today, which will meet in Geneva (Switzerland) until 22 March.

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18 Feb
Press release

Today a seminar about best practices on responsible business conduct took place in Mexico City, in the framework of the economic mission led by Princess Astrid.

10 Dec
Press release

Today is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On this occasion, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders reiterates Belgium's commitment to defending and promoting human rights throughout the world.

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20 Jun
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders regrets the decision of the United States to withdraw from the Human Rights Council. The announcement of the United States risks weakening the Council’s indispensable action and undermines our multilateral system as a whole.

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17 May
Press release

May 17 is the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). On this day, we commemorate the decision taken by the World Health Organisation in 1990 to withdraw homosexuality from the international classification of diseases.

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28 Feb
Speech

Speech by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders at the 37th session of the Human Rights Council (Geneva, 28 February 2018).

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05 Feb
Perscommuniqué

Minister Reynders welcomes the Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances which is meeting upon his invitation today in Brussels. In the fight against impunity, this monitoring mechanism - composed of five independent human rights experts - is still very much needed.

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