Dr. Mehmet Gürcan Daimagüler is a German-Turkish human rights and policy adviser lawyer based in Berlin and Bonn. Mehmet is also one of the leading political and cultural activists on German-Turkish issues and was the first German of Turkish descent to be elected to the national board of a German political party, the Free Democratic Party. An outspoken advocate for human rights in Germany, he founded the first political advocacy group for Turkish immigrants in Germany in 1994. He also spearheads inter-religious dialogue in Germany, bridging, in particular, the Muslim-Jewish divide.
As a co-plaintiff, he represented several relatives of victims of a neo-Nazi terrorist cell (the National Socialist Underground) at trial in Munich as well as survivors of the Shoa in a number of trials against former SS-concentration camp guards. He also is an adjunct professor and teaches human rights to senior police officers at the "Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht“ Berlin. He is author of several books on politics and law. He appears regularly in the media aww an expert for human rights and criminal law. As a speaker he participated in 300+ conferences both national and internationally.