The welcome address to our symposium was delivered by Ms. Gyde JENSEN, Member of the German federal parliament (Bundestag). She is the Chair of the parliamentary committee for human rights.

Ms. JENSEN was born and raised on the coast of Schleswig-Holstein. She has been the youngest female member of the 19th German Bundestag for the FDP. To be an MP for her means to communicate and strengthen a sense of common identity in democracy - not only in Germany but in the whole world: "because we all have responsibility for human rights on this planet."