International Law

International humanitarian law

International humanitarian law is a very important part of international law. With its help, the suffering... more

The International Criminal Court (ICC)

The ICC in The Hague is a major instrument under international law for prosecuting genocide, crimes against... more

Compensation for National Socialist injustice

The Federal Government has attached special priority to the process of providing moral and financial... more

Legal status of forces in Germany and abroad

When discussing the status of military forces a distinction must be drawn between the legal status of foreign... more

German war graves abroad

The German War Graves Commission works on behalf of the Federal Government. Its task is to remember the... more


Exploitation of the oceans, protection of the Antarctic, the conquest of outer space – the legal aspects of... more

International Symposium on Child Abduction

On 4 December 2009 the Federal Foreign Office organized an International Symposium on Child Abduction. more

Germany as depositary of multilateral treaties

The Federal Republic of Germany is the depositary of more than 20 multilateral treaties. The wording of these... more

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