The foreign affairs committee of the federal parliament this week voted in favour of the creation of a national centre for human rights – 26 years after the idea was first proposed. The idea goes back to 1993, and the world conference on human rights held in Vienna. As a result of that conference, 23 of the current 28 member states of the EU have created such a centre. Belgium is now on the way to catching up.
Professor Olivier De Schutter © Heinrich Böll Stiftung/Wikipedia