International Law and Human Rights

Security Council: Statement by Ambassador Braun on victims of attacks and abuses on ethnic or religious grounds in the Middle East

27.03.2015 | GermanyUN

(full statement as prepared for delivery:) Mr President, At the outset, please allow me to thank the Secretary-General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights for their briefings, as well as t...

General Assembly: Statement by Manuela Schwesig, Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth at the Commisssion on the Status of Women

09.03.2015 | GermanyUN

Thank you, Madam Chair, Ladies and Gentlemen, Germany aligns itself with the statement of the European Union. Those who attended the World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995 felt inspired. Beiji...

Press Release: Minister of State Böhmer on destruction of Iraqi cultural sites in Nimrud by the ISIS terrorist group

09.03.2015 | GermanyUN

Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office and Chair of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee Maria Böhmer issued the following statement in Berlin on 9 March following the destruction of Iraqi art...

Press Release: Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the lack of legal basis for the German Institute for Human Rights

03.03.2015 | GermanyUN

 Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement on 3 March at a press conference in Geneva on the discussion regarding a legal basis for the German Institute for Human Rights: The Ger...