Protection of Human Rights

Human rights – a cornerstone of German foreign policy

Some things are non‑negotiable: Germany continues to campaign assiduously for human rights around the world.


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Article 1 paragraph 3 of the Charter of the United Nations  commits to "... promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion". more

Human Rights in the UN

The Human Rights Council reviews the human rights situation in the UN member states and issues recommendations on rectifying human rights violations. more

Commissioner for Human Rights Policy

Bärbel Kofler is the Federal Government's Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid. more

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