UNHRC

Beginners Committee

Topic A:
Promoting Refugee’s Access to Human Rights

Topic B:
Addressing the Situation in South Sudan

The United Nations Human Rights Council was established by the UN General Assembly on March 15, 2006 to replace the UN Commission on Human Rights. It is a United Nations body whose mission is to promote and protect human rights around the world. The UNHRC has 47 members elected for staggered three-year terms on a regional group basis. The headquarters of UNHRC is in Geneva, Switzerland.

The UNHRC investigates allegations of breaches of human rights in UN member states, and addresses important thematic human rights issues such as freedom of association and assembly, freedom of expression, freedom of belief and religion, women’s rights, LGBT rights, and the rights of racial and ethnic minorities.

Other Resources:

Study Guide (coming soon)

County Matrix (coming soon)

ROP (coming soon)