Belgian Senate adopts resolution on Yogyakarta-principles
On 6 december 2012, the Belgian Senate passed a resolution regarding the Yogyakarta-principles.
The resolution, that came at the instigation of Senator Piet De Bruyn (Flemish Nationalist Party), was approved unanimously (53 votes for, 0 against and 0 abstentions).
In the resolution, the Senate calls the federal government to endorse and apply the Yogyakarta-principles. The Senate also requests the federal Government to include the Yogyakarta-principles in all contacts with foreign governments and to convince foreign governments to endorse and respect the Yogyakarta-principles.
The Belgian federal Parliaments consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives. It is expected that the House of Representatives will adopt a similar resolution in the near future.