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On 24 April, the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN), which coordinates the European Minimum Income Network, launched a bus tour across Europe to raise awareness of the importance of adequate,...

As part of a coalition engaging in advocacy action with the European Parliament, the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) contributed to the development of a...

An Afghan citizen (Mr. M.S.S.) presented an asylum application in Belgium after entering the EU through Greece. Pursuant to the Dublin Regulations (EU law that determines which country has responsibility for processing specific asylum petitions), Belgium transferred him back to Greece in order for Greece to process the asylum petition. Greece detained the applicant in degrading conditions and then released him into the country to await a decision on his application. During this time, Mr. M.S.S. was homeless, not permitted to work, and had no access to sanitary facilities or any resources.

We have good news to share. The Council of Ministers of Belgium has approved the ratification of the Optional Protocol to the ICESCR.  Once Belgium concludes the ratification process it would be the 11th country to have done so, joining Ecuador, Mongolia, Spain, El Salvador, Argentina, Bolivia,...

Country: 
Belgium
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Monitoring
OP-ICESCR
Country: 
Belgium
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
OP-ICESCR