Germany’s human rights policy

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Menschenrechtsrat der Vereinten Nationen, Schweiz/Genf

International principles

German human rights policy has one concrete goal: to protect people against violations of their rights and fundamental freedoms.

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Areas of action

Human rights have many faces. Children, women, activists, people with disabilities, victims of torture and human trafficking – they all need our special protection.

Basketball Artists School – a German international sports cooperation project – supports kids from the townships of Windhoek (Namibia).

Call for proposals: Funding of human rights projects in Namibia

Call for proposals: The Federal Foreign Office, via its missions abroad, supports a wide range of projects aimed at protecting human rights.

Human rights organizations on the ground

Here you can find a list of human rights organizations on the ground.

Bärbel Kofler

Federal Government Commissioner

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.