International Law and Human Rights

Press Release: Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the election of German judge Prof. Bertram Schmitt to the International Criminal Court

12.12.2014 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier gave the following statement today (12 December) on the election of the German legal expert Professor Bertram Schmitt as a new judge at the International Crimi...

Launch Event: Welcoming remarks by Ambassador Braun on release of e-Learning Course on "Child Soldiers and Security Forces"

10.12.2014 | GermanyUN

Excellencies, distinguished colleagues, Special Representative Zerrougui, General Dallaire, Ladies and gentlemen, dear guests,   I would like to welcome you to the German House. We are proud to ho...

Press Release: Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the occasion of international Human Rights Day

10.12.2014 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement in Berlin today (10 December) to mark international Human Rights Day:  Sixty-six years ago today, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ...

Press Release: Human Rights Commisssioner Straesser on UN resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age

27.11.2014 | GermanyUN

German Government Human Rights Commissioner Christoph Strässer issued the following statement in Berlin on 27 November, after the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly approved the draft resoluti...

General Assembly/Third Committee: Statement by Ambassador Braun at the Adoption of the Resolution on the Right to Privacy in the Digital Age

25.11.2014 | GermanyUN

"Madam Chair, Germany and Brazil, the main sponsors of this initiative, as well as the numerous co-sponsors, are pleased to present to this Committee draft resolution  L. 26/Rev. 1 on the “The right ...