ECRI REPORT ON BELGIUM (sixth monitoring cycle) Adopted on 12 December 2019 Published on 18 March 2020

Country

Belgium

Title

ECRI REPORT ON BELGIUM (sixth monitoring cycle) Adopted on 12 December 2019
Published on 18 March 2020

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Year

2020

Type of publication

Report

Geographical coverage

National

Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Monitoring body

Institution

Belgium, European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)

Main Thematic Focus

Racism & xenophobia

Target Population

Muslims Migrants Ethnic minorities

Key findings

The report outlines the following progress since 2014 on a number of matters relating to race, racism and xenophobia, including the development of hate speech counter-narrative and tackling hate motivated violence. Suggested improvements include addressing discrimination on ground of language; diversity management in education e.g. banning of wearing headscarves. Recommendations include human rights and diversity education; development of a common reporting system for collecting data on racists and homophobic/transphobic related crime for reliable data on hate speech and violence motivated by hate.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

The working methods for the preparation of the reports involve documentary analyses, a visit to the country concerned, and then a confidential dialogue with the national authorities.

Sample details and representativeness

ECRI’s reports are analyses based on a great deal of information gathered from a wide variety of sources.

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