Selected United Nations Conventions ratified by Germany

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1948)
Ratification Date of Germany: 1954

Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (1951)
Ratification Date of Germany: 1953

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (1965)
Ratification Date of Germany: 1969

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966)
Ratification Date of Germany: 1973

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966)
Ratification Date of Germany: 1973

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (1979)
Ratification Date of Germany: 1985

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (1984)
Ratification Date of Germany: 1990

Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)
Ratification Date of Germany: 1992

Selected Council of Europe Conventions ratified by Germany

Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (1950) Ratification Date of Germany: 1952

Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (1995)
Ratification Date of Germany: 1997

Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (2005)
Ratification Date of Germany: 2007

Selected European Union Instruments

Charter of Fundamental Rights (2000)
The charter brings together in a single document rights previously found in a variety of legislative instruments, such as in national and EU laws, as well as in international conventions from the Council of Europe, the United Nations (UN) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

European Anti-Discrimination Law (Racial Equality Directive) (2000), Transposition into German Law: 2009

Compiled by Anne von Oswald, Network Migration in Europe, 2010




Arntz, M./Gregory T./Lehmer, F.: Unequal pay or unequal employment?, 2012

Cho, S.: Human Trafficken, A Shadow of Migration, 2012

Flake, R.: Multigenerational Living Arrangements among Migrants, 2012

International Migration Outlook: SOPEMI Report: Germany, 2012

Zibrowius, M.: Convergence or Divergence? Immigrant wage assimilation patters in Germany, 2012

Constant, A./Tien, B.:Germany´s Immigration Policy and Labor Shortages, 2011

Detention in Europe: Germany, 2011

Heckmann, F.: Recent Developments of Integration Policy in Germany and Europe.2010

Höhne, J./Koopmans, R.:Host-country cultural capital and labour market trajectories of migrants in Germany, 2010

Sachverständigenrat dt. Stiftungen für Integration und Migration: Einwanderungsgesellschaft 2010

ECRI-Report: Germany, 2009

Parusel, B.: Unaccompanied Minors in Germany, 2009

Damelang, A./ Steinhardt, M.: Integration Policy at a Regional Level in Germany, 2008

Melotti, U.: Migratory policies and political cultures, 2008

Country Profile Germany, 2007

Guth, J.: Triggering Skilled Migration: Factors Influencing the Mobility of Early Career Scientists to Germany, 2007

Kahanec, M/Tosun, M.: Political Economy of Immigration in Germany: Attitudes and Citizenship Aspirations, 2007

Kontos, M.: Female Migrants: Policy Analysis, 2006

Oezcan, V.: Germany: Immigration in Transition, 2004

Penninx, R.: Integration: The Role of Communities, Institutions, and the State, 2003

Independent Commission on Migration to Germany: Structuring Immigration, Fostering Integration, 2001