On 7 December 2016, the German Institute for Human Rights published its first annual report on the human rights situation in Germany. The report is addressed to the German Bundestag (Section 2, subsection 5, Law on the legal status and the mandate of the German Institute for Human Rights, DIMR-Act). The first report covers the period 1 January 2015 to 30 June 2016. The report is presented on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day on 10 December. The DIMR-Act provides that the German Federal Parliament officially responds to the report.
The German Institute for Human Rights conducted its own qualitative studies for certain parts of the report. In addition, publicly available data, statistics, documents and studies including, but not limited to, printed records of the Bundestag and all 16 parliaments of Germany’s federal states were analysed. Moreover, using a questionnaire, the institute has collected data from the governments of Germany's federal states.
Dr. Petra Follmar-Otto
Head of Unit Human Rights Policies Germany/Europe
Phone: +49 30 25 93 59 - 27