The Berlin International Human Rights Congress (BIHRC)

"Human Rights and Democracy in a Globalized World - Moving Towards an International Consensus"

(Berlin; October 1st - 4th, 2010)

Human Rights Introduction

July 16, 1990

The making of the future at Hunting Lodge

West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl heads east to Russia to meet with Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev. The two have diplomatic discussions as by this point, the Soviets have conceded East Germany, but Kohl wants reassurance from Gorbachev that a united Germany would be accepted into NATO. Gorbachev accepts this precondition, which is a major concession that Kohl greatly needs to help secure reunification.