International Law and Human Rights

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...

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...