Germany
© Amnesty International
  • Country profile

Overview

Revelations of right-wing extremist activities among police and security forces raised concerns about the protection of minorities’ human rights. The authorities were urged by the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance to investigate police racial profiling. The authorities failed to develop a comprehensive strategy against hate crimes. Calls to the nationwide “Violence against women” helpline rose sharply during the restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In a landmark court ruling it was stated that the Federal Intelligence Service’s obligation to comply with the human rights enshrined in the Constitution includes extraterritorial activity. Germany remained one of the few EU countries to accept asylum-seekers for relocation.

Read more

Death penalty status

Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

News

Media enquiries

Our Offices

Section office

Zinnowitzer Strasse 8 10115 BERLIN

Phone

0049304202480

Fax

004930420248488

Go to section website

Amnesty International Secretariat Office

View All Contact Info