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Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict - Conclusions on children and armed conflict in Iraq

Oct 7, 2011 | GermanyUN

1.        At its 31st meeting, on 22 June 2011, the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict examined the first report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Iraq (S/2011/366),...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle meets Forum Menschenrechte (Human Rights Forum)

Oct 7, 2011 | GermanyUN

Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle and Human Rights Commissioner Markus Löning met Forum Menschenrechte (Human Rights Forum) representatives at the Federal Foreign Office yesterday. Forum M...

Minister of State Hoyer condemns continued detention of political prisoners in Belarus

Sep 30, 2011 | GerrmanyUN

Over the past few days there have been several reports about the bad conditions political prisoners in Belarus have to endure. The detainees are generally also denied contact with their lawyers, relat...

Human Rights Commissioner calls for death penalty against Iranian pastor to be lifted

Sep 29, 2011 | GermanyUN

According to various sources, Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been sentenced to death for apostasy (abandonment of religious belief). An Iranian court has requested the clergyman to recant his Ch...

Your vote for the logo, your vote for human rights!

Aug 26, 2011 | GermanyUN

15,375 logo suggestions from over 190 countries – that is the result of the submission phase of the global online competition “A Logo for Human Rights.”