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: