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10 Dec
Press release

The International Human Rights Day will be celebrated this Sunday. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders underlines at this occasion that Belgium remains engaged for the universality of human rights. 

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22 Nov
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is shocked by the inhuman treatment of migrants in Libya and by the use of violence against them. He condemns these revolting practices. Belgium takes good note of the enquiry opened by the Libyan authorities, with the hope that it will be concluded as quickly as possible.

24 Oct
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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders opened this morning, in the presence of HRH Princess Astrid, a seminar on human rights in the private sector. The topic of the seminar was more specifically the prevention and abolition of child labor in the cocoa supply chain. Cocoa is the main export product of Côte d’Ivoire.

10 Oct
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In reaction to a number of articles published the last few days, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo clarify the Belgian policy regarding the support to schools in the Palestinian Territories.

29 Sep
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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders welcomes the adoption today in Geneva by the Human Rights Council of a new Belgian resolution on capital punishment.

20 Sep
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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders continues to follow the situation in Myanmar with great attention. He has taken note of Aung San Suu Kyi’s speech yesterday, in which she expressed regret over the suffering caused by the current conflict in Rakhine State. She has also committed to ensure the return of Rohingya refugees and condemned Human Rights violations.

19 Sep
Press release

In the margins of the opening of the 72nd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders participated today to the event organized to launch the global alliance against trade in goods used for capital punishment and torture.

20 Jul
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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is concerned about the arrest and enduring detention of human rights defenders under the current state of emergency in Turkey. This regards among others 10 human rights activists, including the director of Amnesty International Turkey and two international experts, who were arrested last week in Istanbul.

08 Jul
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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is worried on the arrest of 8 human rights defenders in Turkey, among whom the director of Amnesty International In Turkey and two international experts who were assisting in a workshop on digital freedom and the protection of human rights defenders in Istanbul. Earlier, the president of Amnesty International in Turkey was arrested.

23 Jun
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders welcomes the adoption by the Human Rights Council, on June 23 2017, of a resolution on the human rights situation in Kasai, and the creation of a mission of inquiry by the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations. In particular, he welcomes the efforts of High Commissioner Zeid and the European Union to advance the cause of human rights through a consensual text. Although it does not include all the more ambitious proposals presented by the EU, the text presented is an undeniable step forward.