Germany’s Independent Inquiry into Sexual Child Abuse (“the inquiry”) issued a 350 page interim report on 3 April 2019, after three years of investigations.
The inquiry was established by the German Government in 2016 and the recently published interim report calls for a wider conversation in Germany on the issue.
The inquiry investigates all forms of child sexual abuse in Germany, such as sexual abuse;
- in institutions,
- by family members,
- by social environment,
- by unknown offenders,
- in the context of organised crime.
To date, 900 people testified in confidential hearings and another 300 submitted written reports for evaluation.