Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council is an intergovernmental body within the United Nations. Its mission is to protect, promote and ensure the implementation of human rights all around the world. The Human Rights Council has the legitimacy to discuss thematic human rights issues and cases that require its exploration and scrutiny. Furthermore, the council addresses situations of human rights violations and seeks regulations upon them. 

 In HIAMUN '18, I, Amina Otuzbir, President of the Human Rights Council, along with my esteemed chair, Alia Emara, are looking forward to inspiring and dynamic debates and resolutions on issues that are of utmost global and local significance. In light of the human rights crises and violations that unfortunately infest our world, HIAMUN's HRC will be discussing three issues. The first issue is: addressing the issue of genital circumcision, which is a heavily controversial question regarding the right to circumcise children, both male and female. Secondly, the question of using torture methods in legal interrogations. This question is extremely debatable concerning the cost-benefit of torture in interrogations versus the human rights violations associated with it, as well as the extent to which torture is necessary. The final topic: combating discrimination against ethnic minorities and indigenous peoples, is of extreme importance in the modern day, considering troubling bigotry and discrimination that threatens those of less power. 

 All in all, we expect to see you taking initiative, showing maturity and cooperating to create prosperous resolutions and raising new ideas. We are eager to meet you all, and to see you engage in fruitful debate, and to see your ideas regarding the human rights topics that are of extreme relevance and significance to the issues of today's world, brilliantly flourish. 

Thank you,

Amina Otuzbir, President of the Human Rights Council



1. Addressing the Issue of Genital Circumcision

2. The Question of Using Torture Methods in Legal Interrogations

3. Combating Discrimination Against Ethnic Minorities and Indigenous People