International Law and Human Rights

Press Release: Foreign Minister Steinmeier about the current refugee situation

07.09.2015 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Steinmeier spoke to the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung about the current refugee situation:  Tackling the refugee crisis is a huge task facing us in Germany and Europe, and there are ...

Press Release: Human Rights Commissioner concerned about increasing violence and threats against journalists in South Sudan

21.08.2015 | GermanyUN

The Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, Christoph Strässer, issued the following statement today (21 August) on his increasing c...

Press Release: Minister of State Böhmer responds to murder of former head Palmyra archaeologist by ISIS

20.08.2015 | GermanyUN

Maria Böhmer, Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office, issued the following statement on 19 August upon hearing that the terrorist militia group ISIS had murdered Khaled al‑Asaad, former head ...

Press Release: Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid on World Humanitarian Day

19.08.2015 | GermanyUN

On the occasion of World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, Christoph Strässer, issued the f...

Press Release: Federal Foreign Office welcomes start of peace talks between the parties to the conflict in South Sudan

06.08.2015 | GermanyUN

In a statement today (6 August), a Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson welcomed the start of peace talks in Addis Ababa on 5 August between the parties to the civil war in South Sudan: "The German Go...