International Law and Human Rights

ECOSOC: Opening Statement by Ambassador Thoms at Human Rights Council Elections Event

15.07.2015 | GermanyUN

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, First of all I would like to thank Amnesty International, Botswana, Brazil and the Netherlands for organizing today's panel. It is already the second time that Ger...

Press Release: Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the 70th anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations

26.06.2015 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement in Berlin today (26 June) to mark the 70th anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations being signed: "Seventy years after it was founde...

Press Release: Human Rights Commissioner Strässer on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

26.06.2015 | GermanyUN

Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office Christoph Strässer issued the following statement today (26 June) on the International Day in...

Press Release: Human Rights Commissioner Strässer on World Refugee Day

20.06.2015 | GermanyUN

The Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, Christopher Strässer, issued the following statement on 20 June on World Refugee Day and...

Press Release: Minister of State Böhmer on the situation in Yemen

19.06.2015 | GermanyUN

On 19 June Maria Böhmer, Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office and acting Chair of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, issued the following statement on the latest terrorist attacks and the...