23 May, Pariser Platz Allianz Forum Berlin
For 70 years, the Basic Law has protected every human being from state arbitrariness and given every individual an instrument to defend himself against violations of fundamental rights. Together with the Society for Liberty Rights (Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte) and residents of the Pariser Platz, we have celebrated 70 years of the Basic Law with sparkling wine, cake, balloons - and an oversized Basic Law. Following the meeting at the Brandenburg Gate, we held a conference in cooperation with the Federal Agency for Civic Education entitled "LONG LIVE FREEDOM! - 70 Years Basic Law" to the Allianz Forum. More than 300 interested guests discussed current challenges for fundamental and human rights in Germany and Europe with experts from all areas of society.