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Sarah Lincoln

Sarah Lincoln

Lawyer and Head of the Work Area "Anti-Discrimination and Social Participation"

"Everyone has a right to an adequate standard of living, housing and health care. That's why we go to court. Our goal: fundamental decisions that translate the welfare state imperative into individual and enforceable rights - and enable all people to participate in society."

Sarah Lincoln is a lawyer, head of the work area "Equal Rights and Social Participation" and coordinates cases in this work area. She has been a member of the GFF legal team since February 2019 and works in particular on cases relating to migration, social and anti-discrimination law. Previously, she worked for seven years as a social human rights officer at Bread for the World on the topic of business and human rights and the supply chain responsibility of German companies. She completed her studies and legal clerkship in Hamburg. Sarah Lincoln has been a deputy judge at the Hamburg Constitutional Court since September 2023.


  • Social rights and social participation
  • Rights of migrants and asylum seekers in Germany
  • Freedom of the press, especially on the impact of legal instruments
  • The restriction of the scope of action for civil society organizations, e.g. through the non-profit law
  • Discrimination (especially discrimination in the housing market and equal pay)
  • Human rights violations by companies
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