“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: Hamile Khan
Vice Chair: Bhargav Panguluru
Legal: Tatum Moodley
The topics for this committee are Rehabilitation of Refugees and Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalism. Topic synopses are available by clicking on underlined links. Position Papers (click link for instructions) are preferred by Saturday, March 23rd, 2019, 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 30th, 2019, 11:59:59 PM.