The report concerns the issue of racial profiling in Germany, namely those who supposedly “do not look like Germans” and are controlled by the Federal Police more often than the rest of the population. This so-called “racial profiling” violates human rights. Amnesty calls for the abolition of all laws allowing discriminatory controls, especially the abolition of Section 22 (1a) of the Federal Police Law. It allows the Federal Police to control people without specific cause and suspicion “to prevent unauthorized entry”.
For more than four years, our EU COST funded network on Police Stops has been gathering information, hearing from experts…Read more
Workshop 'Registration of police stops and ethnicity and defining the police stop' 31 Aug - 2 Sept 2022
In line with our project’s ambition to share learning and explore the issue police stops across Europe, we are organising…Read more
European Journal of Policing Studies Special Issue: The Dynamics of Police Stops Guest editors: Mike Rowe Sofie de Kimpe Vincenzo…Read more