Germany
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Overview

A majority of federal states introduced far-reaching new police powers, including extensive surveillance measures. There was an increase in anti-Semitic and racist hate crimes. Germany relocated one in four of the migrants and refugees rescued in the Mediterranean. The government revised its arms export principles.

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Death penalty status

Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

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