Respect for and protection of human rights are a key priority for the German Government and the European Union (EU).
Germany's human rights policy in international relations has a concrete obligation to protect individuals from violations of their rights and basic freedoms and to create a viable framework to ensure that suppression, the arbitrary use of power and exploitation no longer have a chance to flourish.
Press Conference on the Day Against Death Penalty
EU Ambassadors briefed the press on their outreach to Tanzanian interlocutors discussing the human rights situation. They visited Ukonga Prison and spoke to the Deputy Minister for Justice, the Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance, human rights activists and representatives of civil society. The European Union is a leading actor in the fight against the death penalty worldwide.
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Interfaith dialogue project supported by Germany– A full success
The Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung has successfully held an interfaith dialogue project in Dar es Salaam bringing together representatives of different religious groups. The project was possible due to the financial support of Germany.
Germany's human rights-based approach to development cooperation
The German government views development policy as a form of practical human rights policy. It sees the realisation of human rights as the key to sustainable poverty reduction. A human rights-based approach to development cooperation promotes non-discrimination and equality of opportunity, participation and empowerment, transparency and accountability. The German government promotes a form of development cooperation which views the people as agents of their own development. This approach brings about a shift in perspective: those in "need" and "target groups" are seen as bearers of rights and state partners as bearers of duties.
Applying human rights in practice - Fact sheets [pdf, 1,563.11k]