Submission to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), Review of GERMANY, 64th session, 24 September – 12 October 2018.
This report draws from a WILPF submission for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Germany, which took place in May 2018. To prepare that UPR submission, WILPF Germany and WILPF International reviewed Germany’s National Action Plan for the period 2017-2020 on the implementation of the Security Council Resolution 1325 (NAP 1325) and subsequent resolutions on Women, Peace and Security.
This analysis was done from various angles at both the national and international level. Among the areas of concern included in the UPR submission were: the role of Germany in relation to austerity measures implemented in other countries, the human rights impact of Germany’s arms transfers, concerns about the increased domestic securitisation and the situation of women asylum seekers and refugees.
Concerns and recommendations relating to austerity measures, increased domestic securitisation and the situation of women asylum seekers and refugees are highlighted in this submission to the CESCR. The ones relating to the impact on ESCRs of Germany’s arms transfers are addressed in a separate submission made jointly with the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR).