“The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.”
—John F. Kennedy
The United Nations Human Rights Council is a United Nations body that seeks to promote and protect human rights around the world. The council has actively looked at humanitarian law violations through events such as the Myanmar and Lebanon conflicts, offering advice, condemning atrocities, and providing aid. Since its establishment on March 15, 2006, the council has become a leader in promoting humanitarian rights and ensuring standards are met through a committee of 47 elected members.
The following are the honorable chairs for UNHRC:
Head Chair: Adam Crisope
Vice Chair: Krishna Vijayendra
Legal: Raymond Alvin
The topics for this committee are the Crisis In Hong Kong and the Treatment of Uyghurs in China. Topic synopses are available by clicking on underlined links. Position Papers (click link for instructions) are preferred by Friday, March 20, 2020 by 11:59:59 PM to their respective committee emails, found at the top of all topic synopses. Position papers will be graded towards Research Awards until Friday, March 27, 2020 at 11:59:59 PM.
Position papers may be emailed to You will receive an automated email confirmation of your communication. UNHRC is sometimes confused with another committee with very similar letters, so please check the confirmation email to make sure you received the proper confirmation.