Minister-president Jambon approved a grant of 52.900 euros to the Belarusian human rights organisation Public Legal Aid. This centre provides free legal assistance to citizens and monitors human rights compliance by the Belarusian authorities.
In 2018, Public legal Aid received a first Flemish subsidy for its operation and for the publication and distribution of a handbook that informs citizens in an accessible way about their rights and how to defend them. In view of the turmoil and human rights violations since the presidential elections in August 2020, it was decided to continue the cooperation with Public legal Aid and to grant a new subsidy.
Better compliance with European and international human rights treaties is an important concern of the Government of Flanders and a guiding principle in Flemish foreign policy.