Germany’s human rights policy
German human rights policy has one concrete goal: to protect people against violations of their rights and fundamental freedoms.
Human rights have many faces. Children, women, activists, people with disabilities, victims of torture and human trafficking – they all need our special protection.
Areas of action
The Federal Foreign Office, via its missions abroad, supports a wide range of projects aimed at protecting human rights. You can find a few examples here.
Bärbel Kofler has been the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid since 1 March 2016. The Commissioner is contact point for all issues relating to human rights policy and humanitarian aid.
Federal Government Commissioner