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Result: Human Rights Council Report about Jugendamt

Both governments and embassies have approached Germany for many years because of international family and child conflicts. Especially foreign parents have had dramatic conflicts with German Jugendamt and courts.

Foreigners report to be shocked meeting German administration and courts e. g. not having even heard when decisions were made and of many other forms of unfair treatment. 5 German states are the last states in the civilized world to deny freedom of information i. e. the "Right to Know" or access to public information. While Germans have been subject to these denials for ages (eg. lack the right to good administration, lack of separation of powers), foreigners are used to these civil rights and do not accept human right violations.

German judiciary lacks independence according to Art. 6 European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHRFF)) to protect citizens rights and human rights against the "Jugendamt" and other authorities. Judges in federal states are hired, promoted and supervised by the governments.

When administrative courts were founded, there was no supervision of judges, because it would have been a disadvantage for citizens who complain against the administration lead by the government. However the dictator Hitler added supervision of courts. Before the Prussian administrative courts (Preußischen Oberverwaltungsgericht) have been without supervision since 1875, as well as e. g. administrative courts in Saxony. But § 7 sentence 1 of the first regulation ("Durchführungsverordnung) of 29. April 1941 of the decree of the fuehrer ("Führer-Erlass") on the establishment of the administrative court of the Reich (Imperial Law Gazette RGBl I S. 201: Erste DV = RGBl I S. 224) gave the minister of justice of the Reich supervision rights.

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a periodic review of the human rights records of all 193 UN Member States. The UPR is a significant innovation of the Human Rights Council which is based on equal treatment for all countries. It provides an opportunity for all States to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to overcome challenges to the enjoyment of human rights. The UPR also includes a sharing of best human rights practices around the globe.

25. April 2013 the human rights situation of Germany was reviewed. 96 states gave their comments and made approx. 200 recommendations. Each delegation had 74 seconds to give their contribution.

Human Rights Council Report of the Working Group on the UPR: A/HRC/WG.6/16/L.7 [in relation to Baltic Sea NGO Forum suggestion No. in brackets]:

B. Interactive dialogue and responses by the State under review
II. Conclusions and/or recommendations
123. Responses to the following recommendations will be provided by Germany in due time, but no later than the 24th session of the Human Rights Council in September 2013:

PS: 29.April 2013: Many delegations complaint about the Youth Office (Jugendamt)

Answer of the German Government 11. September 2013: Germany is accepting: but what will be done? Conclusion: Germany accepts, but will do nothing, basically because of the pretension that "standards are high enough".

It is a scandal that Germany has not ratified the UNCAC and the government must propose its own proposal and not longer wait for other proposals.

Access to information is a human right according to Art. 19 ICCPR Germany has reservations here.

Does the German delegation recognize, that Germany can not continue to violate the human right of access to information in 5 federal states with half of the population? (see 124.28 og 124.42)

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