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Human Rights Commissioner Löning calls for ban on anti-personnel mines and cluster munitions

Apr 5, 2011 | GermanyUN

On the occasion of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy on 3 April issued the following statement:  “Eve...

Human Rights Commissioner Löning calls for national export ban on sodium thiopental

Apr 5, 2011 | GermanyUN

Following the execution of 46-year-old William Glenn Boyd last Thursday by lethal injection, Markus Löning, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, today (1 April) issued the following statement:

Foreign Minister Westerwelle greatly concerned at arrest of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei

Apr 4, 2011 | GermanyUN

Speaking about the arrest by Chinese security forces in Beijing of renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle issued the following statement today (4 April):     “I...

German Human Rights Commissioner on the publication of the Amnesty International report “Death Sentences and Executions 2010”

Mar 28, 2011 | GermanyUN

In response to the publication of the Amnesty International report “Death Sentences and Executions 2010”, Markus Löning, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Ai...

Statement by Ambassador Wittig in the Security Council on the Peacebuilding Commission Report

Mar 23, 2011 | GermanyUN

Strengthening the peacebuilding agenda, enhancing its impact in the field and providing continued support to the peacebuilding efforts in Burundi, the Central African Republic, Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone were at the core of the Commission’s work in 2010.