International Law and Human Rights

Press Release: Iraq and Germany launch UN initiative against ISIS vandalism of cultural heritage

21.04.2015 | GermanyUN

Today, representatives of Iraq and Germany in New York announced a joint initiative to save the cultural heritage of Iraq. In the coming days, both countries will introduce a resolution of the United ...

General Assembly: Statement by Ambassador Heiko Thoms on "The promotion of tolerance and reconciliation"

21.04.2015 | GermanyUN

Mr President, We are all faced with more and more challenges and threats arising from a manifest increase of radicalisation and violent extremism, from intolerance and from hatred along ethnic or rel...

Security Council: Statement by Ambassador Heiko Thoms on "Women, Peace and Security: Sexual Violence in Conflict"

15.04.2015 | GermanyUN

Madam President, Allow me to thank Jordan for having organized today’s Open Debate. I thank the Special Representative Zainab Bangura for her insightful briefing. I would also like to express my a...

Press Release: Human Rights Commissioner Strässer on Amnesty International’s global report on the death penalty

01.04.2015 | GermanyUN

The Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, Christoph Strässer, issued the following statement today (1 April 2015) on the publicati...