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FIRM/IFDH Federal Institute for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights

Building human rights together

We are all set and ready to go!

Two years after the adoption of the Act creating Belgium’s first National Human Rights Institution, the Institute is now ready and set to go. The first meeting of the Board took place on September 2, 2020, and the secretariat started its work on February 1, 2021. By July 2021, we expect to be fully operational.

All set and ready to go


“A Federal Human Rights Institute has been created, with the aim of protecting and promoting fundamental rights in Belgium.”

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Do you have any questions?

By means of this website, we wish to offer you a first look at the FIRM/IFDH. A more extensive and dynamic version of the site is under preparation.

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