Let's build our future, let's protect our rights!

Ligue des droits humains and Liga voor Mensenrechten create the Human Rights House

Fundamental rights are essential

Human rights guarantee our freedom, security and well-being and that of future generations.

The Ligue and the Liga defend the rights of everyone in Belgium

This work is only possible if we maintain the rigour of our analyses, our credibility and our independence from any political party or movement.

LDH and Liga reunited after decades of separation

In January 2020, the League and the Liga decided to buy a building together. Brigitte and Michel Visart, parents of Lauriane, a young lawyer who died in the attacks of 22 March 2016 in Brussels, support the project in her memory, by making a substantial financial contribution. This donation has not only moved us, it has made this project possible.

One place, 100 human rights defenders

We invest in the purchase of a space to make it a place of reference.

A place to strengthen each other and guarantee our independence. A place where about 100 human rights defenders, both staff and volunteers, will meet and where we will be able to organise training and seminars for the general public.

We ask for your help exceptionaly to get this project off the ground.

New budget of the project

Costs
Purchase price
680 000
Expenses
100 000
Works and adjustements
495 000
Campaign costs
25 000
Total
1 300 000
Financing
Capital
350 000
Bank credit
550 000
Exceptional support *
150 000
Crowdfunded so far
250 000
Total
1 300 000

* of the P&V Group, of l'Union Nationale des Mutualités Socialistes / Solidaris and the Socialistische Mutualiteiten.

Why has it changed? Well, the fire brigade made a visit and an audit of our plans. They imposed another batch of adaptations for security reasons. On the other hand, the success of our crowdfunding has convinced VDK — an ethical and sustainable local bank – to lend us more money for the project.

The above table takes into account the latest financial input: the expenses required by the firefighters, the updated estimate of the architects, the updated bank credit and the awesome support of the P&V Group, l'Union Nationale des Mutualités Socialistes / Solidaris and of the Socialistische Mutualiteiten.

Previous budget

For the records, here is the previous budget according to which we started our campaign.

Costs
Purchase price
680 000
Expenses
100 000
Works and adjustements
370 000
Total
1 150 000
Financing
Capital
350 000
Bank credit
400 000
To be found
400 000
Total
1 150 000

Deductibility

Either as an individual or a company, donors in Belgium receive a tax reduction equal to 60% of their cash donation of at least 40 € (if you give € 1000, it will only cost you € 400). Sponsorship expenses can be claimed entirely as business expenses.

We adhere to the Association for Ethics in Fundraising (AERF) Code of Ethics.

Defending human rights in Belgium - Still a high priority

Ligue and Liga stronger together!

Donors in Belgium receive a tax reduction equal to 60% of their cash donation of at least 40 €.

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