Specific issues

The promotion and protection of human rights is a priority for Belgium. These rights are a fundamental part of the human dignity of everyone. Belgium attaches great importance to the universality of human rights and monitors respect for these rights worldwide via the European Union and other international institutions like the UN, the OSCE and the Council of Europe and on the ground by means of its network of diplomatic missions. Belgium is also a member of the UN Human Rights Council until June 2012.