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.

Millennium-Entwicklungsziele der Vereinten Nationen

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).

Projects aimed at protecting human rights

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

Federal Government Commissioner

Since January 2014 Christoph Strässer is Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office. The Commissioner is the contact person for questions relating to human rights policy and humanitarian aid.

Germany’s human rights policy

Your contact person at the German Embassy in Port of Spain


Ms. Claudia Tietze

Phone: (1868) 628-1630

10th of December - International Human Rights Day

Ambassador Görgens supports the Human Rights

Human rights are principles that are usually protected as legal rights in national and international law. On the December the 10th 1948, the UN proclaimed its “Universal Declaration of Human Rights”. ...