German Institute for Human Rights (Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte)
|Institution||German Institute for Human Rights|
|Themes||promotion and protection of human rights|
|Orientation||application-oriented research, consultation|
|Founded||2001(as an independent association)|
Founded at the recommendation of the German parliament, the German Institute for Human Rights provides information on the situation of human rights in Germany and internationally, with the goal of contributing to the prevention of human rights violations and to their promotion and protection. It initiates studies and documentations, academic research projects and public seminars. In addition to its application-oriented research, consultative activity in policy-making and society is a central task of the German Institute for Human Rights.
The institute is also engaged as a national coordinating agency for human rights education. In cooperation with national and international organisations, the German Institute for Human Rights promotes dialogue on human rights issues in Germany and around the world.