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Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Löning announces the 10th German-Chinese Human Rights Dialogue

06.10.2012

The 10th German-Chinese Human Rights Dialogue will be held in Wiesbaden on 8 and 9 October. The talks will focus on guaranteeing human rights in criminal law and on the situation of minorities.

At the invitation of Jörg-Uwe Hahn, Minister for Justice and European Affairs of Land Hesse, the Chinese delegation will also visit a prison and meet representatives from the public prosecutor’s office. Romani Rose, President of the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma, will be the first civil society representative to take part in discussions about the situation of minorities.

Markus Löning, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office issued the following statement on the subject today (6 October):

“The German-Chinese Human Rights Dialogue is an important element of German-Chinese relations. Especially in view of the increasingly close and intensive relations between Germany and China it is of key importance that we continue our talks on difficult issues such as human rights.

I hope the discussions will be fruitful and look forward to an open dialogue on issues on which we sometimes disagree.”

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