Preliminary draft law on the Belgian Development Policy

This opinion analyses how the principle of policy coherence for development is incorporated into the preliminary draft law in its version of 25 October 2018 (second reading in the Council of Ministers), in particular in relation to the new concept of a comprehensive approach. It also analyses the way in which the issue of migration […]

Arms sales to Saudi Arabia

This opinion deals with arms sales to Saudi Arabia and their consequences on human rights violations and the humanitarian crisis in Yemen that has been torn by a civil war since 2014. The opinion pays particular attention to the role of Belgium in arms exports to Saudi Arabia. It puts forward recommendations that aim to […]

Belgium’s economic and commercial relations with Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Belgium’s economic and commercial relations with Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories This opinion notes that the policies pursued by the State of Israel in the occupied Palestinian territories directly or indirectly lead to the cancellation or weakening of the positive impacts of the development aid that Belgium provides there. The occupied Palestinian territories […]