The photo exhibition Human rights. My rights. Your rights. Human rights in Germany under scrutiny by the Human Rights Council of the United Nations is scheduled to open in the Atrium of the Federal Foreign Office at 6.15 p.m. on 17 April 2018.
Together with the Nuremberg Human Rights Center, the Federal Foreign Office will be showcasing the award-winning images from the Center’s photo competition this year. In the images, the artists explore the enforcement of individual rights from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Human rights are rights that every human being is entitled to solely on the grounds that he or she is a human being. They are universal, inalienable and indivisible. 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Furthermore, in 2018 Germany is scheduled to present a report on the implementation of its human rights obligations. Each UN member state is required to submit such a report to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations in Geneva every five years as part of what is known as the Universal Periodic Review.
With this exhibition, the Federal Foreign Office is paying tribute to the unique importance of human rights and to Germany’s commitment to their preservation and continued development.