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Democratic People's Republic of Korea: Human Rights Resolution adopted by the General Assembly

Dec 19, 2011 | GermanyUN

The General Assembly, Reaffirming that States Members of the United Nations have an obligation to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms and to fulfil the obligations that they hav...

Human Rights Commissioner Löning calls on Iran to stop using capital punishment

Dec 15, 2011 | GermanyUN

According to Amnesty International, the number of executions in Iran has risen significantly in 2011 compared to the previous year. Iran claims that most of the victims are suspected drug traffickers....

Remarks to the press by Ambassador Wittig on Syria

Dec 15, 2011 | GermanyUN

(Near verbatim transcript of remarks to the press by Ambassador Wittig following a Security Council meeting on Syria) "Three days ago we heard a horrific briefing by the High Commissioner of Human ...

Remarks to the press by Ambassador Wittig on Syria

Dec 12, 2011 | GermanyUN

(Near verbatim transcript of remarks to the press by Ambassador Wittig, following the briefing by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Navi Pillay, to the Security Council on Syria) "I think it ...

Statement by Foreign Minister Westerwelle on the occasion of Human Rights Day

Dec 10, 2011 | GermanyUN

Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle issued the following statement to mark Human Rights Day: “The protection of human rights is a key concern of German foreign policy. This year’s seismic even...