• May 27, 2015
  • Jan 20, 2015
    Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel should urge president Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan to free leading human rights defenders, journalists, and other government critics jailed unjustly in Azerbaijan. Merkel is scheduled to meet Aliyev in Berlin on January 21, 2015, to discuss bilateral relations, energy policy, and other issues.
  • Jan 6, 2015
    Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany should press Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk to ensure that Ukrainian forces take all feasible precautions to minimize harm to civilians.
  • Aug 30, 2014
    The government of Azerbaijan appears intent on convincing the world that the oil-rich country is a prosperous and important player on the international stage.
  • Aug 22, 2014
  • Mar 27, 2014
    Chancellor Merkel should refuse to be blackmailed by either the Chinese government or the German industry. Both favour reducing the relationship to economic, educational, and cultural exchanges.
  • Dec 11, 2012

    The European Union should enact new controls on internet surveillance technologies that have enabled human rights violations. The European Parliament adopted a new digital freedom strategy in EU foreign policy in the plenary on December 11.

  • Jun 25, 2012
    With the adoption on June 25, 2012, of a comprehensive human rights package, European Union (EU) foreign ministers made a powerful pledge to prioritize human rights in EU policy at home and abroad. Now EU institutions and all 27 member states will have to exercise a firm, coherent, and uniform approach to human rights abuses worldwide, in a transparent and accountable manner.
  • May 30, 2012
    The leaders of France and Germany should urge President Vladimir Putin of Russia to mark the beginning of his third presidential term by making human rights a priority, both at home and abroad, Human Rights Watch said today. Putin will make brief visits to Berlin and Paris to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and Francois Hollande, the new president of France, on June 1, 2012.
  • Feb 6, 2012
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel should raise urgent human rights concerns with the Kazakhstan government during talks with President Nursultan Nazarbaev on February 8, 2012.