SELECTED BODIES DEALING WITH RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN GERMANY

Governmental Institutions, National NGOs, Universitarian Faculties and Institutes,

 

Churches and Religious Associations located in Germany, 
International NGO’s and International Organizations

1. Governmental Institutions

AddressFoundersFrameworkFunding
Auswärtiges Amt – Federal Foreign Office

Address:
Auswärtiges Amt

D - 11013 Berlin

Phone:  
+49 30/18-17-0
Fax: 
+49 30/18-17-3402

E-mail:
Auswärtiges Amt
Internet: 
Auswärtiges Amt

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responsibilities: 
Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office
Mr. Gerd Poppe

tasks:
The actual implementation of existing human rights obligations, respect of these rights in all policy and social fields, and their further development in the European arena – these are the objectives towards which the Commissioner is working in dialogue with governments and organizations.

Tax

Bundes-
ministerium des Innern -

Federal Ministry of the Interior

Address:
Alt-Moabit 101 D
D - 10559 Berlin
Phone:  
+49 30/18-681-0

Fax: 
+49 30/18-681-2926

E-mail: bmi

Internet: Bundes-innenministerium

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responsibilities directorate V:
constitutional law; administrative law; european union affairs

 

department V 6:
churches and religious associations

Tax
Bundesamt für Verfassungs-
schutz - Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution

Address:
Merianstraße 100
D-50765 Köln (Cologne)
Phone:  
0049 - (0)221-792-0

Fax: 
0049 - (0)221-792-2915
E-mail: 
Verfassungsschutz
Internet:
Verfassungsschutz

area of account-ability: 
Federal Ministry of the Interior
[see: Bundes-minis-terium des Innern]

Tasks:
to monitor all activities directed against the free democratic order, which includes the observance of the human rights laid down in the Constitution. Basic law: Verfassungs-schutzgesetz. 

Annual Report see: Link

 

In Germany the protection of the constitution is organized on the federal basis. Every Land has an office for the protection of the constitution (LfV). The intelligence gathered by the Laender is stored centrally by the BfV. The BfV does not control the offices for the protection of the constitution of the Laender but cooperates closely with them 

 

Länder see: Link  

Tax

Bundes-verwal-tungsamt –

Federal Office of Admini-stration

Address:
Barbarastr. 1 
50735 Köln (Cologne)

+49-22899-358-0 
Fax: 
+49-22899-358-2823

E-Mail:BVA 

Internet:

Bundesverwaltungsamt

Article 87 sec. 3 Grund-gesetz on 14. January 1960 by law of 28 December 1959 
(BGBl. I S. 829) 

area of account-ability: 
Federal Ministry of the Interior
[see: Bundes-minis-terium des Innern]

Located in Cologne.

Supporting the federal government in affairs of sects, documentation and informationen, reports and evaluations, coordinating office of a contact group of federal government and the Ländern on sects.

Tax

2. National NGOs

 

Address

Founders

Framework

Funding

Deutsches Institut für Menschen-rechte – german institute for human rights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

director: 
Dr. Heiner Bielefeldt
Address:
Zimmerstraße 26/27 
10969 Berlin 
Phone: 
030 – 259-359-0
E-mail: 
Mail
  
Internet: 
Homepage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Founders: 
Recommendation of the Deutscher Bundestag [parliament]

Founding acts:
Grundsätze der Vereinten Nationen für nationale Institutionen zum Schutz und zur Förderung der Menschenrechte (The Paris Principles, 1993).
Decision taken by the Deutscher Bundestag on 7 December 2000 (BT-Drucksache 14/4801)
by-law Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte, e. V. (8 March 2001)
Accreditation by the International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions (April 2001)

 

tasks:
information und documentation 
practice related research
policy advising 
international cooperation 
fostering dialogue and cooperation in germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Budget: approx. 1,53 Mio €
by:
Ministry for Justice, Foreign Office, Ministry for Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forum Menschen-rechte 

Human Rights Forum a Network of German Human Rights Organi-zations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact:
Ms. Petra Hanf
Haus der Demokratie und Menschen-rechte
Greifswalder Strasse 4
D - 10405 Berlin
Phone: 
+49 30 4202 1771
Fax: 
+49 30 4202 1772
E-Mail:

Mail 1


Mail 2

Internet:

Forum Menschenrechte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

established in 1994 following the International Human Rights Conference in Vienna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Objectives: 
to monitor critically the human rights policy of the German Government and the German Bundestag (parliament) at both the national and international level; 
to implement joint projects with the aim of improving the protection of human rights worldwide;
to create an awareness about human rights issues amongst the German public at large, to draw attention, when required, to human rights violations in Germany and to work for their resolution;
to guarantee an exchange of all relevant informations on human rights issues between the member organizations - to support local, regional and national NGOs in the international aspects of their work and to promote an international network of NGOs in general.

 

Through contributions from its affiliated organizations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Faculties and Institutes

URLs

Founders

Framework

Funding

Faculties for church law at german universities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. http://www.kirchenrecht.uni-bonn.de/

  2. http://www.jura.uni-erlangen.de/Lehrstuehle/Kirchenrecht/

  3. http://www.jura.uni-freiburg.de/institute/ioeffr4/forschung/kirchenrecht/

  4. http://www.gwdg.de/~staatsl

  5. http://www.jura.uni-halle.de/lehrstuehle_dozenten/lehrstuhl_germann/

  6. http://www.institut-kirchenrecht.de

  7. http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~staat

  8. http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~jurarom

  9. http://www.kaththeol.uni-muenchen.de/einrichtungen/lehrstuehle/kirchenrecht_3/agkrhome/agkrschmitz/index.html

  10. http://www.jura.uni-muenchen.de/personen/korioth_stefan/index.html

  11. http://www.robbers.uni-trier.de

  12. http://www.jura.uni-tuebingen.de/kaestner/

  13. http://www.jura.uni-wuerzburg.de/lehrstuehle/professoren/willoweit/

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At Catholic – Theological Faculties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. http://www.kthf.uni-augsburg.de/prof_doz/prakt_theol/guethoff/

  2. http://www.uni-bamberg.de/kirchenrecht/

  3. http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/kirchenrecht/

  4. http://www.kirchenrecht.uni-bonn.de/

  5. http://www.ku-eichstaett.de/Fakultaeten/THF/kirchenrecht/

  6. http://www2.uni-erfurt.de/kirchenrecht/

  7. http://www.theol.uni-freiburg.de/institute/ipt/kr/index.html

  8. http://www.kaththeol.uni-muenchen.de/einrichtungen/lehrstuehle/kirchenrecht_1/index.html

  9. http://egora.uni-muenster.de/fb2/ikr/aktuelles.shtml

  10. http://kw.uni-paderborn.de/institute-einrichtungen/institut-fuer-katholische-theologie/

  11. http://www.uni-passau.de/ktf/institutionen/pree

  12. http://www.uni-regensburg.de/Fakultaeten/Theologie/kirrecht/home.htm

  13. http://www.uni-trier.de/uni/theo/Kirchenrecht.html

  14. http://www.kath-theol.uni-tuebingen.de/Lehrstuehle/Kirchenrecht/

  15. http://www.theologie.uni-wuerzburg.de/institutelehrstuehle/prak/professur_fuer_kirchenrecht/startseite/

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At evangelical –  theological Faculties

 

http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/ev-theologie/index_english.html

 

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Menschen-rechts-zentrum Potsdam – center for human rights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directors:
Prof. Dr. iur. Eckart Klein and Prof. Dr. phil. Christoph Menke
Address:
Heinestraße 1, D - 14482
Potsdam-Babelsberg 
Phone: 
0331 70 76 72 
Fax: 
0331 71 92 99 
E-mail: 
mrzrz.uni-potsdamde

Internet:
http://www.uni-potsdam.de/u/mrz

 

 

institute established in 1994, being one of the interdisciplinary centres of the University of Potsdam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

focus on the conduct and publication of research, setting up of a library and a documentation system, and informing about human rights.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Universitarian and third-party funds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Institut für Europäisches Verfassungs-recht – Institute for European Consti-tutional Law

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director:
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Robbers
Address:
Legal Studies Dept.
University of Trier 
D-54286 Trier – Germany
Phone: 
+49.651.201.2541

Fax:
+49.651.201.3905
E-Mail:
robbersuni-trierde

Internet:
IEVR
 

 

Institute of the Legal Department, University of Trier, 
Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Institute for European Constitutional Law is part of the Faculty of Law of the University of Trier. Its research concentrates on the comparative description and evaluation of European and International constitutional law. Working materials on state-church relations. Glossary on state-church relations.

 

 

Universitarian and third-party funds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Churches and Religious Associations (choice)

 

Address

Founders

Framework

Funding

Katho-lische Kirche in Deutsch-land

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President German Conference of Bishops: 
Erzbischof Dr. Robert Zollitsch, Mainz
Secretariate:
Pater Dr. Hans Langendörfer SJ,
Kaiserstraße 161,
D - 53113 Bonn.
Phone:  
0228 103-0
Fax: 
0228 103-299
E-mail: 
Mail

Internet:
Deutsche Bischofskonferenz

Katholische Kirche

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First german conference of bishops at Würzburg in 1848. Institu-tionalization of the conference at Fulda in 1867. Acknow-ledgement in 1965. Foundation and new statute of the German Conference of Bishops in 1966 in accordance with the require-ments of the directives of the Second Vatican Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members of the catholic church: 25.461.000 

(2007, source: http://dbk.de)

 

Archdioceses and Ecclesiastical Provinces:

1. Bamberg 
Link

2. Berlin  
Link 

3. Freiburg   
Link 

4. Hamburg    
Link 

5. Köln / Cologne 
Link 

6. Munich and Freising
Link

7. Paderborn 
Link

 

Dioceses:

8. Aachen / Aix-de-la-Chappelle 
Link

9. Augsburg 

10. Dresden 

11. Eichstätt 

12. Erfurt 

13. Essen 

14. Fulda 

15. Görlitz 

16. Hildesheim  

17. Limburg 

18. Magdeburg

19. Mainz 

20. Münster 

21. Osnabrück 

22. Passau 

23. Regensburg 

24. Diocese Rottenburg-Stuttgart http://www.drs.de 

25. Speyer 

26. Trier 

27. Würzburg 

28. for the Military Services Militärseelsorge

 

All are associated in the Verband der Diözesen Deutschlands - Union of Dioceses in Germany (non-state public body).

Tasks of the Conference of Bishops of all Dioceses in Germany:

Mutual advising, coordination, decision-taking, contact to the Holy See.

Bodies:

1. plenum 
2. permanent council 
3. president
4. bishops’ commissions
supported by the 
5. Secretariate of the German Conference of Bishops 
6. Commissariate of the German Bishops.

 

Körperschaft des Öffentlichen Rechts (non-state public body),

church tax by its members 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evange-lische Kirche in Deutsch-land (EKD) - Evan-gelical Church in Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President of the Evangelical Church in Germany
Bishop Dr. Wolfgang Huber, Berlin
Office:
Herrenhäuser Str. 12
D-30419 Hannover.
Phone: 
0511 / 27 96 - 104
Fax: 
0511 / 27 96 – 707
Internet:
Evangelical Church

(English version)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community of 24 autonomous lutheran, reformist and united churches located in Hanover, founded 1945

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members: 25.100.727

(2006, source: http://www.ekd.de)

Member Churches:

1. Evangelical Church of Anhalt 
Link

2. Evangelical Church of Baden 
Link 

3. Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria
Link  

4. Evangelical Church in Berlin-Brandenburg 
Link  

5. Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brunswick 
Link  

6. Evangelical Church of Bremen 
Link  

7. Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Hanover 
Link  

8. Evangelical Church of Hesse und Nassau 
Link  

9. Evangelical Church of Hesse Electorate-Waldeck 
Link  

10. Church of Lippe 
Link  

11. Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Mecklenburg 
Link  

12. North Elbian Evangelical Lutheran Church 
Link  

13. Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Oldenburg 
Link  

14. Evangelical Church of the Palatinate 
Link  

15. Pomeranian Evangelical Church 
Link  

16. Evangelical Reformed Church in Bavaria and Northwestern Germany   
Link  

17. Evangelical Church of the Rhineland 
Link  

18. Evangelical Church of the Province of Saxony 
Link  

19. Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saxony  
Link  

20. Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Schaumburg-Lippe 
Link  

21. Evangelical Church of Silesian Oberlausitz 
Link  

22. Evangelical Lutheran Church in Thuringia 
Link  

23. Evangelical Church of Westphalia 
Link 

24. Evangelical Church of Württemberg Link  

governing bodies of the EKD:

1. Synod
2. Council 
3. Church Conference 
Supported by the
4. Church Office

Tasks:

as laid down in the Constitution of the EKD. 

The EKD Synod usually convenes once a year for a session lasting several days, held in a different place each year. It is elected for a period of six years and headed by a seven-person governing board, the Presidium.

The Council governs the EKD as regards all issues not expressly reserved for other organs.

The EKD supports the work of the Conference of European Churches of which it is a member along with other Protestant, Anglican and Orthodox churches from all over Europe. CEC for its part co-operates with the Council of Catholic Bishops Conferences in Europe.

The day-to-day business of the Council, the Synod and the Church Conference is conducted by the EKD Church Office. 

 

non-state public body,

church tax by its members 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kon-födera-tion evange-lischer Kirchen in Nieder-sachsen – con-federa-tion of evange-lical churches in lower-saxony 

[see: EKD]

 

 

 

 

 

President:
Bischof Peter Krug, Oldenburg
Office:
Oberlandes-kirchenrat Jörg-Holger Behrens
Rote Reihe 6
30169 Hannover
Phone: 
511-1241-331

E-mail:
Mail
Internet:
Link
 

 

Unity of five evangelical churches on the territory of lower Saxony within the EKD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Allocations paid  by the member churches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Union Evange-lischer Kirchen (UEK) – Union of Pro-testant Churches within the EKD [see: EKD]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President:
Landes-bischof Dr. Ulrich Fischer, Baden
Head of Offices:
President Dr. Wilhelm Hüffmeier
Office:
Herrenhäuser Straße 12

D-30419 Hannover

Phone:
+49 511-2796-225

Fax:

+49 511-2796-717

E-Mail:
Mail

Internet:
UEK


Unification of the churches of the conference of Arnoldshain and the Evangelische Kirche der Union (EKU) on 01/07/2003.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members: 4.373.616 (2002, official website)

 

Member Churches:

1. Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brunswick
2. Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Hanover
3. Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Oldenburg
4. Evangelical Reformed Church in Bavaria and Northwestern Germany  
5. Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Schaumburg-Lippe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allocations paid  by the member churches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ver-einigte Evange-lisch-Luthe-rische Kirche Deutsch-lands (VELKD) -United Evange-lical Lutheran Church of Germany. [see: EKD]

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leitender Bischof:
Dr. Johannes Friedrich, Bayern
Head of Offices:
President Dr. Friedrich Hauschildt
Lutherisches Kirchenamt der VELKD [Lutheran Church Office of the VELKD]

Herrenhäuser Str. 12,

D-30419 Hannover

Phone: 
(0511) 2796-0 
Fax: 
(0511) 2769-182
press office: 
(0511) 6261-236 
Fax: 
(0511) 6261-511
E-mail: Mail 
Internet: Link (English Version)


 

The Vereinigte Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche Deutschlands (VELKD) [United Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany] was founded on July 8, 1948 in Eisenach. VELKD is a unification of evangelical lutheran churches into one church.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members total: 11.000.000 (official website)

 

Member Churches:

1. the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria 
2. the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brunswick 
3. the Evangelical Lutheran Land Church Hanover 
4. the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Mecklenburg 
5. the North Elbian Evangelical Lutheran Church 
6. the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saxony 
7. the Evangelical Lutheran Church Schaumburg-Lippe 
8. the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Thuringia.

 

The VELKD and the German National Committee of the Lutheran World Federation (GNC/LWF) - to which latter organization belong, in addition to the eight member churches of the VELKD, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Baden, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oldenburg, the Evangelical Church of Pomerania, the Church of Lippe (Lutheran Section) as well as the Evangelical Church in Württemberg - coordinate and maintain relationships to Lutheran sister churches around the world. 

 

The budget of the VELKD consists by and large of the allocations paid by the member churches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zentralrat der Juden in Deutsch-land e.V. - Central Council of Jews in Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President: Mrs. Charlotte Knobloch

Address:
Leo-Baeck-Haus
Postfach 04 02 07
D - 10061 Berlin
Phone: 
+49 - 30 - 28 44 56 -0
Fax: 
+49 - 30 - 28 44 56 13
E-mail: 
Mail

Internet: 
Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1950 founded by represen-tatives by the jewish community of the four zones of occupation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

umbrella organization of the german jewish community:

1. Israelitische Religionsgemeinschaft Baden,
2. Landesverband der Israelitischen Kultusgemeinden in Bayern,
3. Jüdische Gemeinde zu Berlin,
4. Jüdische Gemeinde Land Brandenburg,
5. Jüdische Gemeinde im Lande Bremen,
6. Jüdische Gemeinde Frankfurt,
7. Jüdische Gemeinde in Hamburg,
8. Landesverband der Jüdischen Gemeinden in Hessen,
9. Synagogen-Gemeinde Köln, 
10. Landesverband Jüdischer Gemeinden in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern,
11. Israelitische Kultusgemeinde München und Oberbayern,
12. Landesverband der Jüdischen Gemeinden von Niedersachsen,
13. Landesverband der Jüdischen Gemeinden von Nordrhein,
14. Landesverband der Jüdischen Gemeinden von Rheinland-Pfalz,
15. Synagogengemeinde Saar,
16. Landesverband Sachsen  der Jüdischen Gemeinden,
17. Landesverband Jüdischer Gemeinden Sachsen-Anhalt,
18. Jüdische Landesgemeinde Thüringen - Sitz Erfurt,
19. Landesverband der Jüdischen Gemeinden von Westfalen-Lippe,
20. Israelitische Religionsgemeinschaft Württembergs

Members in total: 104.000 (19/02/2009)

non-state public body,

tax by its members

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zentralrat der Muslime in Deutsch-land e.V. - Consis-tory

of Muslims in Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chair: 
Dr. Ayyub Axel Köhler
Address:
Setinfelder Gasse 32 D-50670 Köln
Phone: 
0221-139-44 50
Fax: 
0221-139 46 81

E-mail: 
Mail

Internet: 
Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26 March 1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

umbrella organization of the muslim organisations in germany:

1. Bundesverband für Islamische Tätigkeiten e.V.
2. Deutsche Muslim-Liga Bonn e.V. (DML BONN)
3. Deutsche Muslim-Liga e.V. (DML)
4. Haqqani Trust - Verein für neue deutsche Muslime e.V.
5. Haus des Islam e.V. (HDI)
6. Islamische Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Sozial- und Erziehungsberufe e.V. (IASE)
7. Islamische Gemeinschaft in Deutschland e.V. (IGD)
8. Islamisches Bildungswerk e.V. (IBW)
9. Islamische Gemeinschaft in Hamburg (IGH)<span lang="EN-GB">
10. Islamische Religionsgemeinschaft Berlin</span>
11. Islamisches Zentrum Aachen e.V. (IZA)
12. Islamisches Zentrum Hamburg e.V. (IZH)
13. Islamisches Zentrum München e.V. (IZM)
14. Muslimische Studentenvereinigung in Deutschland e.V. (MSV)
15. Union der in Europäischen Ländern Arbeitenden Muslime e.V. (UELAM)
16. Union der Islamisch Albanischen Zentren in Deutschland (UIAZD)
17. Union der Türkisch-lslamischen Kulturvereine in Europa e.V. (ATIB)
18. Union Muslimischer Studenten Organisation in Europa e.V. (UMSO)
19. Vereinigung islamischer Gemeinden der Bosniaken in Deutschland e.V. (VIGB)

Statute:

Link

 

membership fees,   private donations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. International NGOs

 

Address

Founders

Framework

Funding

amnesty international -

secretariate german section

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address:
Heerstraße 178
53111 Bonn
E-mail: Mail
Internet: 
Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28/05/1961 in London by the english lawyer Peter Benenson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

officially registered private association. 
Members of the national section: 16.000 (2003)

 

Bodies:

600 local groups associated in 48 regional districts.
executive board 
supported by a secretariate

 

tasks:

observing of human rights standards and publishing of national yearly  reports.
sending delegates to the International Council, who is electing the International Executive Council. Contact to the London International Secretariate and the International General Secretary.

 

private donations only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Academy for Freedom of Religion and Belief

 

 

 

 

Executive Committee:
Cole W. Durham
Director from Germany:
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Robbers, Trier
Address:
4545 42nd Street NW Suite 2
Washington DC 20016
USA

 

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International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Secretary: 
Andrew C Clark
Germany: 
Wolfgang Jantz 
E-mail:
jantzt-onlinede

Address:
SECRETARIATE 
International Association for Religious Freedom, 
2 Market Street, Oxford OX1 3EF, UK 
Phone:  
44-1865-202-744 
Fax: 
44-1865-202-746
E-mail: 
hqiarfnet
 

Internet: 

http://www.iarf.net

 

NGO in General Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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charity based

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The International Religious Liberty Association (IRLA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secretary General: 
Mr. John Graz
Panel Expert:
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Robbers, Trier 
For General Information:
De De Heinlein-Mayden, Administrative Assistant.
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904

USA
Phone:  
301.680.6686
Fax: 
301.680.6695
E-mail: 
Mail

Internet:

IRLA

 

 

 

 

Chartered in 1893.

The IRLA does not identify with any political party anywhere, nor does it endorse candidates for political office.

Originally organized by leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, but its purpose is universal and non-sectarian.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To disseminate the principles of religious liberty throughout the world; defend and safeguard the civil right of all people to worship or not to worship, to adopt a religion or belief of their choice, to manifest their religious convictions in observance, promulgation, and teaching, subject only to the respect for the equivalent rights of others; support the right of religious organizations to operate freely in every country by their establishing and owning charitable or educational institutions; and organize local, regional, and national chapters as well as seminars, and congresses.

 

Tax-exempt educational organization,

no paid staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. International Organizations

 

Address

Founders

Framework

Funding

Council of Europe - 

Commissioner for Human Rights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Thomas Hammarberg Address:
Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights
Council of Europe
F-67075 STRASBOURG CEDEX
Isil Gachet, 
Director of the Office
Phone: 
+ 33 (0)3 88 41 34 21
Fax:
+ 33 (0)3 90 21 50 53

E-mail: Mail 
Internet: 
Link

 

 

 

 

 

established in 1999 as an independent institution within the Council of Europe (founded itself 05/05/1949 in London).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

promotion of the education in and awareness of human rights, the encouragement for the establishment of national human rights structures where they do not exist and facilitate their activities where they do exist, the identification of short-comings in the law and practice with regards to human rights and, lastly, the promotion of their effective respect and full enjoyment in all the member States of the Council of Europe. Main legal document is the European Convention on Human Rights (in force since 03/09/1953).

 

Contributions by CoE, resp. the contributing member states

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OSCE -

Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address:
Aleje Ujazdowskie 19, 00-557 Warsaw, Poland
Mr. Michael McNamara
Human Rights Officer
Panel Expert: 
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Robbers, Trier
E-Mail: 
Mail
 
Phone:  
+48 609 038 346 (mobile)
E-mail: 
Mail 

 

 

 

 

OSCE is a regional IGO according to the Charta of the United Nations.

founded as CSCE by Helsinki Final Act of 1975 and the Vienna Concluding Document of 1989, new name since 01/01/1995. ODIHR  was founded 1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Human Rights Section within the ODIHR promotes the protection of human rights through technical assistance projects and training on human dimension issues. It conducts research and prepares reports on different human rights topics. In addition, the Office organizes several meetings every year to review the implementation of OSCE human dimension commitments by participating States.

 

Contributions by OSCE, resp. the contributing member states

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United Nations - 

High Commissioner 

for Human Rights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Navanethem Pillay
Address:
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
Phone:
(41-22) 917-9000
Internet: 
Link
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

founded in 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly.

Articles 1, 13 and 55 of the Charter of the United Nations, the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action and Assembly resolution 48/141 of 20 December 1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principal UN official with responsibility for human rights and is accountable to the Secretary- General

Promotes universal enjoyment of all human rights by giving practical effect to the will and resolve of the world community as expressed by the United Nations; 

Plays the leading role on human rights issues and emphasizes the importance of human rights at the international and national levels; 

Promotes international cooperation for human rights;  

Stimulates and coordinates action for human rights throughout the United Nations system; 

Promotes universal ratification and implementation of international standards; 

Assists in the development of new norms;  

Supports human rights organs and treaty monitoring bodies; 

Responds to serious violations of human rights; 

Undertakes preventive human rights action; 

Promotes the establishment of national human rights infrastructures; 

Undertakes human rights field activities; 

Provides education, information advisory services and technical assistance in the field of human rights.

 

Contributions by UN, resp. the contributing member states

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United Nations -

Commission on Human Rights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internet: 
Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Founded by the United Nations Economic and Social Committee in 1946, composed of 53 States 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The United Nations Commission on Human Rights, composed of 53 States, meets each year in regular session in March/April for six weeks in Geneva. Over 3,000 delegates from member and observer States and from non-governmental organizations participate.

Commission on Human Rights procedures and mechanisms are mandated to examine, monitor and publicly report either on human rights situations in specific countries or territories (known as country mechanisms or mandates) or on major phenomena of human rights violations worldwide (known as thematic mechanisms or mandates). These procedures and mechanisms are collectively referred to as the Special Procedures of the Commission on Human Rights.

Contributions by UN, resp. the contributing member states

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accountability for contents: Michael Rahe

Update RobertSchiller: 19.02.2009