Human Rights and Flanders' Policy - 2012 - 2020
On 9 December 2011, the document entitled ‘Human rights and Flanders’ international policy’ was adopted by the Government of Flanders. This document is the fi rst explicit standpoint about the position of human rights in Flanders’ (foreign) policy.
After five years, it is time to take a closer look at this policy document with the intention of assessing the way in which Flanders has, during the past fi ve years, put this document into practice. What are the most pertinent achievements in the period 2012-2016? In which way have the commitments made back then been taken to heart? This document discusses a number of actions, without attempting to be exhaustive.