During its Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co‑operation in Europe (OSCE) in 2016, Germany arranged for an independent evaluation to be carried out on the status of its own implementation of OSCE commitments in the human dimension, following the example of the Swiss (2014) and Serbian (2015) Chairmanships.
This evaluation was conducted by the German Institute for Human Rights. In its Evaluation Report, the Institute examined five areas: tolerance and non‑discrimination, gender equality, combating trafficking in human beings, elections (voting rights of persons with disabilities) as well as transparency and democratic institutions. The Federal Foreign Office and the responsible ministries have commented on the Institute’s Evaluation Report, as have civil society groups and organisations.
To read the Evaluation Report of the German Institute for Human Rights and the commentaries, please click the links below.
Evaluation Report of the German Institute for Human Rights and the commentarirs PDF / 2 MB
Commentary by the responsible Ministries PDF / 277 KB
Summary of the Comments by Civil Society Groups and Organisations PDF / 184 KB