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Germany is a constitutional democracy. Citizens choose their representatives periodically in free and fair multiparty elections. The lower chamber of the federal parliament (Bundestag) elects the chancellor as head of the federal government. The second legislative chamber, the Federal Council (Bundesrat), represents the 16 states at the federal level and is composed of members of the state governments. The country’s 16 states exercise considerable autonomy, including for law enforcement and education. The elections for the Bundestag are considered free and fair. The government took steps to investigate, prosecute, and punish officials in the security services and elsewhere in government who committed human rights abuses or were accused of corruption.

The overall score indicates that there are low risks of potential human rights violations in this country. Still, violations of human rights can always happen. This may also include the tourism sector. Relevant risks for the tourism sector are, e.g.:
  • Threats of violence motivated by anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim hatred, xenophobia, or other forms of right-wing extremism
  • Threats of violence against members of ethnic or religious minority groups

For better comparability, we have converted the original scores of the indices to a uniform scale of 1-100 (1 most negative, 100 most positive).

In the following table you find these recalculated values and the original score in brackets behind them.

For information and a link to the original index click on "?" in the table.

The Overall Score is the geometric mean of all converted values for each country. It is subcategorized in five risk categories with colour gradations that can be seen in the map.

You can find more details on the methodology here.

90,0/100 (1)
94,2/100 (0,942)
90,9/100 (0,909)
77,0/100 (2,3)
89,6/100 (10,44)
87,5/100 (T1)
80,1/100 (0,801)
83,0/100 (0,83)
80,3/100 (23,6)
94,0/100 (94)
62,4/100 (62,4)
80,0/100 (80)
84,0/100 (84)