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Gerhart Baum


Gerhart Baum was Minister of the Interior (1978-1982) and a member of the German Bundestag (1972-1994). He has been a member of the German liberal party FDP for almost 70 years. As a politician and in numerous publications, he was concerned with civil and human rights, environmental protection, and cultural policy. From 1992 he worked for the U.N. As a lawyer, he has been involved in several successful constitutional complaints. Regular lecture tours in Russia, Ukraine, and Georgia, where he experienced firsthand how oppressed civil society suffers under authoritarianism and dictatorship. copyright foto: Amac Garbe, Dresden