ICJ oral intervention on the adoption of the outcome document of the universal periodic review of Belgium
The UN Human Rights Council adopted the outcome document of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Belgium.
The ICJ made a statement during this adoption process, urging the implementation of recommendations accepted by Belgium related to protecting the rights of asylum seekers.
It also called for the formal abolition by Belgium of mechanisms of automatic expulsion that fail to take into consideration the principle of non-refoulement, and urged Belgium to reconsider its decision to reject the recommendation of the UPR Working Group that Belgium accede to the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers and their Families.
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