Human Rights Council

March 27, 2018

All’s well that ends well

The morning session, here at HRC, started with an un-moderated caucus in order to discuss and send amendments to the draft resolution. The delegation of Italy is the one who decides if the amendments are friendly or not and if they are,  they must be added on the paper. After this procedure, they continued to vote […]

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March 25, 2018

UK and Saudi Arabia- on the same ground?

Today’s morning session started with the delegate of Congo who was the first to read the working paper presenting solutions they found together with their allies. They addressed problems such as the violence against women and expressed their willingness to find solutions. After some guidance coming from the chairpersons, the delegates started a series of […]

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March 24, 2018

This sort of violence is unacceptable in the 21st century

After a well-deserved lunch break the delegates of Human Rights committee returned full of energy for debate and good ideas. After two unmoderated caucuses on the topic of “Gender Inequality”, the delegates decided to have a  moderated one to discuss their conclusions. The delegations of Ecuador and Costa Rica mentioned that despite the cultural and […]

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March 23, 2018

Ecuador: “A pregnancy is not an accident, it is a responsibility”

Today’s session in the Humans Rights committee started with the delegates of USA, Ukraine and Congo who congratulated the delegates for the fruitful discussions they had during yesterday’s committee sessions. Italy proposes a moderated caucus on the motion “Women and Reproductive Rights”.  It starts with the delegation of Italy explains the situation of abortions in […]

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March 23, 2018

First day, first emotions

The first session in the Human Rights committee started with a mock session with the topic of “Who should pay on the first date?” The delegates were very keen on stating their minds and they took it very seriously. The delegation of Congo stated that men should not be the one paying because “it is […]

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March 25, 2017

The cause of Internally Displaced Persons discussed at HRC

Another day, another challenge. Today, the majority of the honorable delegates in the Human Rights Council voted for a topic switch about strengthening the human rights of returnees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in conflict-ridden regions. As the delegate of Cuba has stated, this topic is of paramount importance since the returnees have to deal […]

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March 24, 2017

Going strong at HRC

Second day of the official debate here at the Human Rights Council, and the delegates are more eager than ever to get things done. Continuing the discussion of the indigenous societies, they prove to have progressed significantly regarding this topic in the last 24 hours, forming coalitions and working together. In the first moderated caucus […]

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March 23, 2017

Smooth-running in the Human Rights Council

The first day couldn’t have started better than it had: all the honorable delegates came into the conference keen on discussing both the engaging topics regarding the strengthening of the human rights of returnees and internally displaced people, and also the dilemmas and problematic issues that indigenous societies are facing in this day and age. […]

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March 27, 2016

HRC – Unveiling women’s rights

After expressing their opinion about a draft resolution regarding the subject of xenophobia, the delegates voted a motion of roll calling vote. The motion successfully passed with 29 votes in favour and only 3 abstentions. This motion is the result of 3 days of hard working and debating in order to ensure a better and […]

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March 27, 2016

HRC – Fifty shades of discrimination

Two main topics were covered in the Human Rights Council: the impact of terrorism on women rights in the Middle East and the Arabic world and if the burqa and niqab are seen as a symbol of terrorism nowadays. Both are sensitive subjects and are well connected, as it was seen from the division of the […]

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