International Law and Human Rights

Press Release: Statement by the Human Rights Commissioner on the situation in Burundi

14.10.2016 | GermanyUN

Bärbel Kofler, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, issued the following statement today (13 October) in view of the recent devel...

Minister of State Böhmer welcomes ICC ruling on the protection of cultural property

27.09.2016 | GermanyUN

The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has sentenced Ahmad Al Faqi al Mahdi to nine years’ imprisonment due to his involvement in the destruction of monuments in the UNESCO World Heritage...

High-Level Thematic Debate - Statement by Ambassador Braun on “UN@70: Human rights at the center of the global agenda”

13.07.2016 | GermanyUN

(check against delivery) Thank you, Mr. President,                              The past 70 years since the founding of the United Nations have clearly demonstrated that all its three pillars are ...

Press Release: Berlin Roundtable on Refugees and Migration - Chairman’s Conclusions

12.07.2016 | GermanyUN
BM Steinmeier mit Fluechtlingsorganisationen

The movement of refugees and migrants is not a new development. In order to respond to needs and manage the enormous scale of people on the move today in many parts of the world, including the Middle ...

Statement by Ambassador Heiko Thoms at UN Women Executive Board 2016 Annual Session

27.06.2016 | GermanyUN

Germany would like to congratulate the Executive-Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and the entire staff of UN Women on the results of their hard work last year. Thanks to your dedication and tireless ef...