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Human Rights Commissioner criticizes torture of children and teenagers in Syria

Jun 1, 2011 | GermanyUN

Following the broadcast by Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya of a video showing the signs of brutal torture on the corpse of 13‑year‑old Hamza al‑Khatib, thousands of people took part in demonstrations of sol...

Human Rights Commissioner on fifty years since the founding of Amnesty International

May 27, 2011 | GermanyUN

Markus Löning, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, yesterday (26 May) issued the following statement to mark the fiftieth anniversary o...

Speech by Foreign Minister Westerwelle on Germany's role in the UN-Security Council at the Euro­pean Parliament in Brussels

May 24, 2011 | GermanyUN

This January, Germanybegan its two-year term as a non-permanent member of the Security Council. From the beginning, our candidacy has been characterized by our desire to be a dependable and reliable partner who can be approached by everyone at all times. We took up our mandate with the aim of ensuring that the position and interests of the European Union get the attention they deserve within the Security Council.

Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy criticizes rulings against former presidential candidates and opposition activists in Belarus

May 23, 2011 | GermanyUN

A court in Minsk today gave suspended multiple-year prison sentences to former presidential candidates Neklyayev and Rymashevsky, as well as four opposition acitivists. Markus Löning, Federal Governme...

Statement by Ambassador Wittig on the Democratic Republic of Congo in the Security Council open debate

May 18, 2011 | GermanyUN

The situation in the DRC has evolved. Through the combined efforts of all stakeholders, progress has been achieved over the last decade, as highlighted by previous speakers. However, serious challenges continue to persist, notably in eastern Congo.