International Law and Human Rights

Press Release: Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the international right to privacy

27.03.2015 | GermanyUN

On the evening of 26 March, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to create a mandate for a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy. Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following s...

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...