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Racism in Belgium 15 years after the Durban Declaration: Time for a National Action Plan against Racism

Supervisor: prof. dr. Eva Brems
Researcher: dr. Saïla Ouald Chaib

10 years Durban Declaration

10 years Durban Declaration

In 2001 numerous states agreed during the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, on developing a national action plan against racism. This was stipulated in the Durban Declaration, resulting from this conference. 15 years later, Belgium still didn’t develop such an action plan.

In the light of the stipulations of the Durban Declaration, this report explores the field for a possible national action plan against racism in Belgium. It gives a broad analysis of Belgian anti-racism policies and focusses specifically on 6 case studies: employment, education, housing, media, hate speech and hate crimes and the police.  It also makes specific recommendations on the basis of international and national reporting about Belgium and based on consultations with organizations at the grass roots level. The text of the report(in Dutch) can be found here (pdf) .



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