International Law and Human Rights

Security Council: Statement by Ambassador Dr. Joachim Rücker in the Open Debate on Conflict Prevention and Sustaining Peace

10.01.2017 | GermanyUN

Mr. President, Germany aligns itself with the statement of the European Union delivered earlier today. I thank Sweden for having initiated this timely and crucial debate. I warmly welcome Secreta...

Statement by Ambassador Harald Braun in the Security Council Open Debate on Maintaining International Peace and Security: Trafficking of persons in conflict situations

20.12.2016 | GermanyUN

(check against delivery) Mr. President, Aligning myself with the statement by the European Union, I would like to thank Spain for initiating this debate, and the briefers for their input and their s...

Statement by Human Rights Commissioner Bärbel Kofler on the Human Rights Council’s special session on South Sudan today

15.12.2016 | GermanyUN

Bärbel Kofler, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, issued the following statement today (14 December) on the special session of ...

Declaration on the Launch of the African Women Leaders Network

14.12.2016 | GermanyUN

The 2015 Global Study on the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1325 (2000), emphasized the positive contributions women’s effective participation brings to peace and security interventi...

Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier and French Foreign Minister Jean Marc Ayrault to award the Franco German Prize for Human Rights

30.11.2016 | GermanyUN

Foreign Ministers Steinmeier and Ayrault will award the first Franco‑German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law on Thursday, 1 December. The prize pays tribute to 15 individuals from around the...