Human Rights

Human rights policy

Germany’s human rights policy has a very concrete goal: to prevent human rights abuses and protect fundamental freedoms.


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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

The UN Human Rights Council 

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

Project work of the Federal Foreign Office

Strengthening and promoting human rights abroad – to achieve this goal the Federal Foreign Office works together with German missions abroad to provide targeted project support. more

New Human Rights Report of the Federal Government

The German Government is working hard to see human rights universally respected. Its 11th Human Rights Report covers the main developments in this area from 2012 to 2014. 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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