Human rights


Abd Alkader Habak

Kicking off on Sep 18 through Sep 25, Berlin's Human Rights Film Festival shines a light on social injustice with more than 70 screenings and events. It opens with Cannes Best Documentary winner "For Sama". Read more


In the German papers this week: Berliner Polizei rebrand their image, human trafficking, an end to free street finds, Spree-swimming cancelled - again! And more... Read more


Super-lawyer Wolfgang Kaleck – he represents Edward Snowden, founded the ECCHR and sued torturers and dirty multinationals across the globe. On Feb 6 he's presenting his new book Law vs Power at the Denkerei. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

The Human Rights Film Festival Berlin presents a sobering primer in social injustice, Sep 20-26 at Babylon, Hackesche Höfe and Sputnik Kino. Read more



Photo by Karolina Spolniewski

Emerson is a human rights activist, a mum of three and wife of US Ambassador John B. Emerson. Emerson speaks at Women & Leadership: The Path Ahead on Wed, Oct 12, 7pm at the VW Forum. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

Human Rights Tattoo

Photo by Veronica Jonsson

Noticed a tattooed alphabet soup running around Berlin yet? It's part of the Declaration of Human Rights, which one Dutch artist is tattooing letter by letter, on 6773 people across the world... including 48 Berliners. Read more

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