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Human Rights Council (HRC)

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The United Nations Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body responsible for promoting and protecting human rights around the world. The Human Rights Council discusses all thematic human rights issues and situations that require its attention, addresses situations of human rights violations, and makes recommendations. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2006.


The Issues for 2018 are:

The Question of:

  • Human rights of suspects of terrorism
  • The legal position of women in family and inheritance law
  • Stateless individuals
  • Political “re-education camps”

Rules of Procedure

The Human Rights Council follows the standard Rules of Procedure, which means it is not an ad-hoc committee

Current Members

The members of the Human Rights Council are: Afghanistan, Belgium, Burundi, Chile, China, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Hungary, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Venezuela

Student Officers

Márton Levente Sipos (President) and Tessel Hopmans (Deputy-President) will be the Student Officers for the Human Rights Council at LEMUN 2018

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