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

June 16, 1963

Kennedy and his speech in Berlin

US president John F Kennedy makes the most famous state visit to Berlin. He gives his famous speech “Ich bin ein Berliner” to more than one hundred thousand people. He declares the divided city a symbol of the freedom in the Western world as “All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin”.