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Human Rights Commissioner condemns sentencing of Iranian human rights activists

Jan 11, 2011 | GermanyUN

After a Tehran court sentenced the two Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and Shiva Nazar Ahari to, respectively, eleven and four years in jail, Federal Government Human Rights Commissioner M...

Germany assumes chair of Security Council bodies

Jan 4, 2011 | GermanyUN

With effect from 5 January 2011, Germany assumed the chair of two important bodies of the United Nations Security Council: the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict and the Al-...

Ambassador Wittig on Women, Peace and Security during the Security Council Open Debate

Dec 16, 2010 | GermanyUN

No one can deny that sexual violence in armed conflict is an abhorrent crime, which in some conflict areas is systematically used  to destabilise whole societies and thus constitutes a serious security problem requiring a systematic response, including by the Security Council. With the adoption of resolutions 1820 and 1888 the Council has given this issue the comprehensive and global attention it deserves

Statement by Legal Adviser Wasum-Rainer in the 6th committee on effects of armed conflicts on treaties

Nov 2, 2010 | Stv

(check against delivery) Madam Chair, Allow me to express Germany’s gratitude for the significant achievements of the Commission on this topic. Let me on this occasion pay special tribute to Sir...

Statement by Legal Adviser Wasum-Rainer in the 6th committte on expulsion of aliens

Nov 2, 2010 | StV

(check against delivery) Madam Chair, This year, the ILC has discussed the 6th report of the Special Rapporteur on the expulsion of aliens, dealing with the procedural rules of expulsion. Expulsio...