Human Rights Council (HRC)
Just like all nations once belonged to a single continent; Pangaea, us humans originate from a single race; Humankind. The Human Rights Council, created recently on the 15th of March, 2006, aims at protecting and promoting human rights worldwide whilst finding solutions and recommendations to human rights violations. It has a vision to treat all humans as one, as if they all emerged from the same genesis, Pangaea, and to provide them all with the identical rights, due to their indistinguishable nature.
I, Nour Abdelaziz, alongside my most esteemed chair Jana Hayaly, are honored to be given the opportunity to fulfill the council’s mandate in this year’s HIAMUN conference; HIAMUN ‘20. In light of the detrimental and depressing human rights violations occurring right now in different locations all around the globe, we have decided upon three of the most dominant and disputable issues. Firstly, we’ll be discussing the question of the safety of journalists and the issue of impunity of crimes against them. This issue has been present ever since the creation of the media, however, lately, it has immensely risen to the world’s attention. We will also tackle the issue of child militarization, which addresses children under the age of 18 who are forcefully and voluntarily enlisted in the army. Lastly, we will be addressing the extent of humanitarian intervention of states in other sovereign states’ borders in an attempt to alleviate human rights violations, but most often ends up as an abuse of power, which is a vastly heated topic.
My chair and I hope to witness you develop as humans and as delegates through exceptionally contentious yet exceedingly collaborative debates, while remembering that all of us are entitled to equal rights because in the end, we are all alike, we all come from one origin; Pangaea.
Nour Abdelaziz, President of the Human Rights Council
The question of the safety of journalists and the issue of impunity
Tackling the issue of child militarization
Setting a framework for intervention during humanitarian crises