United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)

United Nations Human Rights Council – is a part of the broad UN institutions system, which aims at protecting human rights around the globe.

The Council was founded in 2006 and consists of 47 member-states which are elected by the United Nations General Assembly.

Source: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/Pages/AboutCouncil.aspx

Positions available in the Committee: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Eritrea, Somalia, Togo, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Fiji, India, Philippines, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Argentina, Bahamas, Uruguay, Austria, Denmark, Italy, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Senegal, Afghanistan, Nepal, Qatar, Pakistan, Slovakia, Ukraine, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Australia, Spain, Egypt, Rwanda, Tunisia, South Africa, China, Iraq, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Croatia, Hungary, Brazil, Cuba, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Iceland

Topics of this year’s UNHRC Committee:

  1. The Rights of Environmental Refugees
  2. Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism