Werner Daum

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Werner Daum is a German diplomat. From 1992–1995 he was Head of the Human Rights Department in the German Mission in Geneva; as such he represented Germany in the Commission on Human Rights and various other Human Rights bodies of the UN in Geneva.

After having served as Minister-counselor at the German embassy in Tirana, Daum was Germany's ambassador to Sudan from 1996 to 2000.

In 2000-2001 he was a Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University.[1] In Summer 2001, Daum wrote an article for the Harvard International Review entitled “Universalism and the West — An Agenda for Understanding” in which he harshly criticised the US government for destroying the Al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum during Operation Infinite Reach. He claimed that the attack caused a medication shortage, and that a "reasonable guess" for the death caused by this shortage is "tens of thousands".



  1. ^ http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/2000/09.21/weatherhead.html