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Overview

The number of hate crimes increased, but the authorities failed to develop a comprehensive strategy against violence rooted in discrimination. The law to protect children born with variations of sex characteristics came into force. A law on freedom of assembly in North Rhine-Westphalia disproportionately restricted the right to freedom of peaceful assembly. Authorities promised humanitarian visas to the most vulnerable Afghans and their families. Amendments to the intelligence law allowed authorities to install surveillance technology to monitor encrypted communication. Germany opposed a proposed waiver to the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) aimed at increasing international distribution of Covid-19 vaccines. In a landmark court ruling, the Federal Climate Protection Act was found partially unconstitutional.

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