Arson attacks, assaults, intimidation: Germany is experiencing a dramatic increase in racist violence. People are being attacked on a daily basis - be it for their appearance, their perceived religion or other assumed characteristics. Only very rarely are those responsible held to account.
This has got to stop! Because each and every racist attack is an attack on the core principle of human rights: the equality of all persons. Everyone in Germany needs to be able to feel safe - no matter where they come from, what religion they practise or how they look.
This is why, in June 2016, Amnesty International launched a new campaign against racist violence in Germany.
Take action! Sign our online petition to the Federal Minister of the Interior and the State Ministers and Senators of the Interior, calling on them to protect people in Germany from racist violence.
The German government is ignoring its human rights obligations by not adequately protecting refugees and other people of colour from discrimination and racist attacks. This is the conclusion reached in the recently published Amnesty report "Living in Insecurity: How Germany is failing Victims of Racist Violence".
In June 2016, Amnesty International published its report "Living in Insecurity: How Germany is failing Victims of Racist Violence". Here you can find an overview of the key messages contained in the report.