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As of January 2020, the 86 individuals and organizations listed below constitute the membership of the German Institute for Human Rights (registered association):

  1. Aktion Courage e. V.
  2. Aktion der Christen für die Abschaffung der Folter e. V.
  3. Alevitische Gemeinde Deutschland e.V.
  4. Amadeu-Antonio-Foundation
  5. Amnesty International, Sektion der Bundesrepublik Deutschland e. V.
  6. Bahá’i-Gemeinde in Deutschland K. d. ö. R., legally represented by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’í in Germany
  7. Friederike Bauer, founding member, works as freelance author, journalist and speechwriter, mainly on foreign and development policy as well as UN matters
  8. Volker Beck, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, former Member of the Federal Parliament
  9. Rudolf Bindig, founding member, former spokesperson for the parliamentary group of the Social Democratic Party in the German Bundestag in the fields of human rights and humanitarian assistance
  10. Prof. Dr. Daniel Bogner, professor of general moral theology and theological ethics at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, former head of the human rights unit at the Deutsche Kommission Justitia et Pax
  11. Brot für die Welt Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst
  12. Bund der Vertriebenen, Vereinigte Landsmannschaften und Landesverbände e. V.
  13. Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Immigrantenverbände in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland e. V. (BAGIV)
  14. Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Senioren-Organisationen e. V.
  15. Bundesverband evangelische Behindertenhilfe e. V.
  16. Bürgerbüro e. V., Verein zur Aufarbeitung von Folgeschäden der SED-Diktatur
  17. Caritas Behindertenhilfe und Psychiatrie e. V.
  18. Dr. Mehmet Daimagüler, Attorney-at-law
  19. Prof. Dr. Theresia Degener, professor of law and disability studies at the Protestant University of Applied Science Rhineland-Westphalia-Lippe
  20. Volkmar Deile, former Secretray General of Amnesty International, German section
  21. Deutscher Caritasverband e. V.
  22. Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen e. V. (DGVN)
  23. Deutscher Anwaltverein
  24. Deutscher Frauenrat e. V.
  25. Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund
  26. Deutscher Juristinnenbund e. V. – djb
  27. Deutsche Kommission Justitia et Pax
  28. Dreilinden gGmbH
  29. European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights e. V.
  30. FIAN Deutschland e. V.
  31. Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit
  32. Prof. Dr. K.-P. Fritzsche, former holder of the UNESCO chair for human rights education at Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  33. Uta Gerlant
  34. Wolfgang Grenz, former acting Secretary General of Amnesty International, German section
  35. Hermann Gröhe, Member of the Bundestag, founding member
  36. Prof. Dr. Dirk Hanschel, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle, holder of the chair for German, European and internationales public right
  37. Ute Hausmann, executive director of refugio stuttgart e.v.
  38. Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung e. V.
  39. Dr. Rainer Huhle, political scientist, member of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED)
  40. Human Rights Watch, German Office
  41. Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland Bund e.V.
  42. Interessenvertretung Selbstbestimmt Leben in Deutschland e. V.
  43. International Campaign for Tibet Deutschland e.V.
  44. International Society for Human Rights - German Section
  45. Kindernothilfe e. V.
  46. Prof. Dr. Eckart Klein, founding member, former director of the Center for Human Rights at the University of Potsdam, former member of the Committee on Civil and Political Rights (CCPR)
  47. Anja Klug, Senior Legal Officer, Protection Policy and Legal Advice Section, UNCHR Geneva
  48. Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e. V.
  49. KOK – Bundesweiter Koordinierungskreis gegen Menschenhandel e.V.
  50. Prof. Dr. Markus Krajewski, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Center for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg (CHREN), Chair of the Board of Trustees
  51. Prof. Dr. Lothar Krappmann, former member of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
  52. Prof. Dr. Manfred Liebel, professor emeritus of sociology at Technische Universität Berlin and former director of the M.A. Childhood Studies and Children’s Rights at Freie Universität Berlin
  53. Barbara Lochbihler, founding member, former vice-chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights of the European Parliament
  54. Markus Löning, former Federal Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid
  55. LSVD, Lesben- und Schwulenverband
  56. Prof. Dr. Markus Kaltenborn, Ruhr-University Bochum, Faculty of Law, Chair of Public Law
  57. Ulrike Mast-Kirschning, former editor in charge of human rights and women's rights at Deutsche Welle
  58. Memorial Deutschland e.V.
  59. Bischöfliches Hilfswerk MISEREOR e. V.
  60. National Coalition Germany – Network for the Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  61. NETZWERK ARTIKEL 3 – Verein für Menschenrechte und Gleichstellung Behinderter e.V.
  62. Dr. Helmut Nicolaus, Attorney-at-law
  63. Nürnberger Menschenrechtszentrum
  64. Ökumenische Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Asyl in der Kirche e. V.
  65. pax christi Internationale Katholische Friedensbewegung, German section
  66. Prof. Dr. Herbert Petzold, former registrar of the European Court of Human Rights
  67. Prof. Dr. Nivedita Prasad, Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin – University of Applied Sciences
  68. Pro Asyl Bundesweite Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Flüchtlinge e. V.
  69. Reporter ohne Grenzen e. V.
  70. Prof. Dr. Eibe Riedel, former member of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), Geneva academy of international humanitarian law and human rights
  71. Heribert Scharrenbroich, former secretary of state, chairman of the board of trustees of Care Deutschland-Luxemburg e.V.
  72. Apl. Prof. Dr. Axel Schulte i.R.
  73. Bertold Sommer, former judge at the Federal Constitutional Court
  74. Prof. Dr. habil. Silvia Staub-Bernasconi, former Chairperson of the Center for Post-graduate Studies of Social Work (ZPSA)
  75. Klaus Stoltenberg, head of ministry department (ret.), former Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Matters, Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection
  76. Terre des hommes Deutschland e. V. Hilfe für Kinder in Not
  77. Prof. Dr. Pierre Thielbörger, Ruhr University Bochum, Chair of Public Law and International Law, Managing Director of the Institute for International Law of Peace and Humanitarian Law (IFHV)
  78. Union der Opferverbände kommunistischer Gewaltherrschaft (Union of the associations of the victims of communist tyranny)
  79. UN Women, Nationales Komitee Deutschland e.V. (National Committee Germany)
  80. Vereinte Evangelische Mission
  81. Dr. Silke Voß-Kyeck, former coordinator policy coordination, amnesty international German Section
  82. Dr. Beate Wagner, Managing Director, Global Young Acadeamy, Former General Secretary of United Nations Association of Germany, Deputy Chair of the Board of Trustees
  83. World Vision
  84. Zentralrat Deutscher Sinti & Roma (Central Council of German Sinti and Roma)
  85. Zentralrat Orientalischer Christen in Deutschland e.V. - ZOCD
  86. Beate Ziegler, Secretary General Forum Menschenrechte

    Honorary member (§ 8 subp. 2 of the bylaw)

  87. Dr. Jens Meyer-Ladewig, head of ministry department (ret.) , former Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Matters, Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection

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