Germany should pursue efforts to fully ensure children’s rights
In a letter addressed to Christine Lambrecht, the Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection and Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth of Germany, made public today, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, urges the German...
Commissioner urges German Parliament to increase the human rights safeguards of the bill for improving the implementation of expulsion of migrants
Today the Commissioner published a letter she addressed to the Chairwoman of the Committee on Internal Affairs and Community of the Parliament of Germany, Andrea Lindholz, in which she raises concerns about some aspects of the bill that aims at facilitating removals of people obliged to leave the...
Country visit report
Germany's efforts to protect refugees are remarkable. Now it has to boost integration and improve fight against racism
“Germany’s considerable efforts in helping asylum-seekers and refugees, in particular Syrians, is commendable and the support of the vast majority of the population is heartening. However, progress is needed to improve reception conditions, speed up fair asylum procedures and accelerate refugee...
Visit to Germany
Germany should advance protection of asylum seekers and improve response to racism and extremism
“Germany has done a lot in the field of asylum in recent years, including launching three humanitarian admission programmes for Syrian refugees (concerning 20 000 individuals) and registering more than 200 000 asylum applications in 2014. However, with an estimate of 400 000 asylum applications...
Letter to the German Federal Minister of the Interior
Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to Dr Thomas De Maizière, German Federal Minister of the Interior CommDH(2010)52 / 09 December 2010
Letter to Germany
Commissioner Hammarberg stresses need to halt returns to Kosovo*
"The forced return to Kosovo of people who have found shelter in European states should be halted", said the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights publishing today a letter to the Chancellor of Germany, Dr. Angela Merkel. He notes that Kosovo lacks infrastructures allowing refugees'...
Letter to the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany
Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to Mrs Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, concerning forced returns to Kosovo CommDH(2009)42 / 15 December 2009
Germany and Commissioner Hammarberg sign a partnership to support the activities with national human rights structures
[22/08/08 11:00] The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, represented by Ambassador Eberhard Kölsch and the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, signed yesterday an agreement to support the Commissioner's cooperation activities with...
Thomas Hammarberg presents report on Germany
Strasbourg, 11.07. 2007 – Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg today presented his report assessing the effective observance of human rights in Germany to the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers. The report reviews the current state of human rights protection in Germany and makes a number of...
Report on visit to Germany
Report by the Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, on his visit to Germany (9-11 and 15-20 October 2006) CommDH(2007)14 / 11 July 2007 CommDH(2007)14 / 11 July 2007 (in German)
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- Republic of Moldova
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- North Macedonia
- Russian Federation*
- San Marino
- Slovak Republic
- United Kingdom
* On 16 March 2022, the Committee of Ministers adopted a decision by which the Russian Federation ceased to be a member of the Council of Europe, after 26 years of membership.
** All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999) and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.