Human Rights Council
The function of the Human Rights Council, is very self-explanatory, but the formal definition according to the Office of High Commissioner of Human Rights is that it, “is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and make recommendations on them. It has the ability to discuss all thematic human rights issues and situations that require its attention throughout the year.” This council was formed by the General Assembly on the 15th of March, only 12 years ago, making it one of the most recently founded councils.
It can be brought to many of your attentions that recently, most of the current issues sprout from the lack of human rights, not just on a global scale, but on a personal one too; for that reason we have chose topics aiming to raise awareness on traits that our community lacks, while at the same time discussing major trending disputes. I, Alia Emara, and my chair, Aisha Elleithy, are very passionate about heated debates, and for that reason we have chosen extremely controversial topics that will surely make our forum this year, one of the best. We are honored to welcome all our delegates to engage in contentious discussions, regarding the question of unilateral coercive measures and their impact on the enjoyment of human rights, targeting the issue of capital punishment, and finally setting a framework to to establish international compliance with the Nelson Mandela Rules.
To conclude, my chair and I are hoping that this conference helps u develop as both delegates and as characters, where by the end of HIAMUN ‘19, you come out with skills that will help you excel in life.
Alia Emara, President of the Human Rights Council