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Repressions against climate protests worldwide and in Germany

Pollution, climate change and the loss of biodiversity are among the most urgent existential threats to humanity. Movements against the international community's climate policies have therefore organized around the world. Security authorities are increasingly responding to their protests with repression, criminalization and stigmatization. This is also the case in Germany, where, for example, the Bavarian police have taken activists of the Last Generation into preventive custody and proceedings relating to the formation of a criminal organization are pending. How is such state behavior to be classified? How does it relate to the right to freedom of assembly? How can a serious social dialogue on the climate crisis be achieved and what contributions can civil disobedience, strategic lawsuits or human rights organizations make? We will discuss these questions together with representatives of Amnesty International, the Last Generation and Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte e.V..

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For this event, people with hearing aids or cochlear implants can borrow portable induction loops that connect to the translation system receivers. Translation will be provided into English and German. The induction slings are available at the particular stage without prior registration.

Foto vom Frankfurt Pavilion



Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main

Physical + digital
Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH
Free access
To the event


© Sarah Eick

Paula Zimmermann

Legal Advisor/ Advocacy Officer Right to Protest , Amnesty International

© Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte e.V.

Joschka Selinger

Lawyer and procedure coordinator, Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte e.V.

© Charlotte Limburg

Mirjam Herrmann

Legal Team, Letzte Generation

© Lise Handal

John Steinmark

Program manager Frankfurt Pavilion, Frankfurter Buchmesse