The German Institute for Human Rights is Germany's independent national human rights institution. It works to ensure that Germany respects and promotes human rights at home and abroad. The institute also accompanies and monitors the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and has set up appropriate monitoring bodies for this purpose.
The institute is committed only to human rights and is politically independent. Since 2015, the "Act on the Legal Status and Tasks of the German Institute for Human Rights" has regulated the legal status, tasks and financing of the institute. It is organized as a non-profit association and is funded by the German Bundestag and - for individual projects - from third-party funds. funded.