International Law and Human Rights

Press Release: Human Rights Commissioner Strässer on Germany’s membership of the UN Human Rights Council

06.01.2016 | GermanyUN

Christoph Strässer, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, issued the following statement on 6 January on Germany’s membership of the United Nations Human Ri...

Press Release: Human Rights Commissioner Strässer on two resolutions adopted by the United Nations General Assembly

18.12.2015 | GermanyUN

The Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, Christoph Strässer, issued the following statement today (18 December) on two resolutions adopted by the United Nation...

Press Release: Human Rights Commissioner Strasser on Human Rights Day

10.12.2015 | GermanyUN

Christoph Strässer, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, has issued the following statement to mark Human Rights Day on 10 December: On 10 December 1948, ...

Speech by Ambassador Braun on the Adoption of the Draft Resolution on National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

23.11.2015 | GermanyUN

-check against delivery- Mr. Chair, After several rounds of informals and extensive bilateral consultations with many delegations, my delegation would like to propose resolution L.49 entitled “...

General Assembly: Speech by Ambassador Braun on the tragedies of migrants in the Mediterranean with emphasis on Syrian asylum seekers

20.11.2015 | GermanyUN

“We must not be taken aback by their numbers, but rather view them as persons, seeing their faces and listening to their stories, trying to respond as best we can to their situation. To respond in ...