Who we are

MENSCHENRECHTE 3000 is an independent group of people who support the cause of observance and implementation of human rights worldwide.

We base our actions on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations, on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as well as on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights of 1976:

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, United Nations, 1948

English (Other translations: see website of the UN)

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
(UN, 1966) (Engl)

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

(UNO, 1966) (Engl.)


MENSCHENRECHTE 3000 was founded in 2003 with the subtitle “human rights – environment – non-violence”. Our focus was on the relation between human rights, environmental problems and the violence issue.

Very often environmental destruction goes along with blatant human rights violations, e.g. exploitation of raw materials not only causes massive damage to the environment, it also presents a gross violation of human and civil rights.

We are committed to the principle of non-violence, we support non-violent strategies of conflict resolution and object to violence as a means to implement human rights.

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The active members of MENSCHENRECHTE 3000 have many years of experience in human rights and environmental activism.

The group consists of people of different ages and professional backgrounds. 

MENSCHENRECHTE 3000 is politically and ideologically neutral.

The name “MENSCHENRECHTE 3000” was chosen to emphasise our focus on the future.

MENSCHENRECHTE 3000 has been a registered association since 2004 and is recognised by the finance office Freiburg as a non-profit organisation.

Donations are tax-deductible.