Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid
Human dignity and human rights are under threat frequently and in many places today. The responsibilities of the Bundestag’s Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid are consequently very broad. The Committee’s purpose is to help stop violations of and avert threats to human rights – both in Germany and also at the international level. At present, it is particularly important to ensure that human rights are safeguarded in the struggle against terrorism, guarantee the security of those who defend human rights and work on the improvement and further development of national, European and international instruments for the protection of human rights. In our policies on asylum and the treatment of refugees we deal with serious human rights issues every day. The Committee incorporates its proposals for improvements into recommendations submitted to the Federal Government and the German Bundestag.