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Sarah Lincoln

Legal Team

"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 fully qualified lawyer and has been part of the GFF legal team since 2019. In particular, she handles cases in the areas of social participation, migration, anti-discrimination and non-profit. Previously, she spent six years as a social human rights officer at Bread for the World, where she worked in national and international networks on business and human rights. She studied law in Hamburg. During her legal clerkship, as a research assistant in the Hamburg Parliament and in voluntary consulting, her focus was on migration and asylum law.


  • 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