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German Government’s thirteenth Human Rights Report

Graffiti on human rights created in Nairobi, Kenya, in December 2018 within the scope of a project funded by the Federal Foreign Office to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Graffiti on human rights created in Nairobi, Kenya, in December 2018 within the scope of a project funded by the Federal Foreign Office to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, © AA

13.02.2019 - Article

On 13 February 2019, the Federal Cabinet adopted the German Government’s thirteenth Human Rights Report. Foreign Minister Maas presented the report following the Cabinet meeting during a question-and-answer session in the Bundestag.

Just like previous reports, the thirteenth Human Rights Report is a report for the entire Government with contributions from many ministries, in which the German Government describes its work at home and abroad to protect human rights.

Focus on organ trafficking

The current report focuses on the worldwide problem of illegal organ trafficking and the related human rights violations. The Action Plan for Human Rights contained in the report outlines the German Government’s priorities in 2019/20 in important operative areas of human rights protection at both national and international level. 

Furthermore, the report provides information on cross-cutting human rights issues, for example the global development of women’s rights, promotion of the rule of law within the international context or the human rights situation of refugees. In a separate section on individual countries, the human rights situation in selected states is described: 

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German Government’s thirteenth Human Rights Report (in German)

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