International Law and Human Rights

Press Release: Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier on death sentences in Egypt

28.04.2014 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued a statement today (28 April) on the death sentences handed down to 683 members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt:  The hundreds of death sentences handed down toda...

Press Release: Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the first stage of the presidential elections in Afghanistan

27.04.2014 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement today (27 April) on the first stage of the presidential elections in Afghanistan: Despite considerable international scepticism, Afghanist...

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

25.04.2014 | GermanyUN

(as delivered:) "Mister President, At the outset, I would like to thank Nigeria for having organized today’s Open Debate. My thanks also go to the Secretary-General and his Special Representative Za...

Launch Event: Statement by Ambassador Thoms entitled "Towards a comprehensive Guidance Framework for Justice and Prisons in Peacekeeping Operations"

24.04.2014 | GermanyUN

(Statement delivered at the launch of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations' latests justice and corrections materials:) Excellencies, dear colleagues and friends, ladies and gentlemen, An ...

Press Release: Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier on extension of EULEX Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo

24.04.2014 | GermanyUN

A Federal Foreign Office spokesperson issued the following statement in Berlin today (24 April): We welcome the fact that Kosovo’s parliament yesterday approved the extension of EULEX Kosovo, the Eur...