Human Rights Council

March 26, 2016

HRC – Open your mind, it opens your world

In the afternoon session, the atmosphere in the Human Rights Council has been stirred up mostly by the Cuban delegation that emphasized that the states should lead by example, interfering in a softer manner in order to see clearer that the intention is to help. After almost reaching a reasonable degree of collaboration, tension occurred […]

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March 26, 2016

HRC – Will education save the world?

The delegates from the Human Rights Committee began their second morning consulting and reflecting about the motion “Solutions for xenophobia and islamophobia”. Xenophobia means an unreasonable hatred of foreigners or of that which is foreign or strange while islamophobia has a broad meaning and often serves as an umbrella term to encapsulate negative feelings ranging […]

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March 25, 2016

The new fear: Islamophobia

In the Human Rights Council, the discussion revolved mostly on discrimination, especially on xenophobia and its other forms of manifestation. After strong debates on xenophobia, the topic moved towards the new fear that is tearing the world apart, Islamophobia! One of the ideas that they all agreed upon was that the phenomenon is becoming more […]

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March 24, 2016

Xenophobia – cause or effect of terrorism?

The opening began with the speech of His Excellency, Mr. Radu Horumba, asking about the definition of terrorism. After hearing certain opinions, he affirms that, because of its complexity, terrorism doesn’t have a unique definition and that it has come to represent a sad reality nowadays. At the same time, a main cause of this […]

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March 29, 2015

HRC Committee Session – Day 5

It is well-known that until recently, violations against children during armed conflict have gone largely unpunished and perpetrators of such crimes have not been held accountable. Yet, over the past 20 years, the international community has set up a number of new accountability mechanisms with the aim of ending the violations against children. With the […]

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March 28, 2015

Humans supporting rights

Sometimes diplomacy can get so exhausting.. no wonder we have heard some „I give you chocolate if you give me oil” statements between the USA and the United Arab Emirates! However, it is time to get back to more serious issues . Another day of debates brought new challenges and a wide range of statements […]

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March 28, 2015

Saudi Arabia – HRC- Press Statement

“The delegation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia faithfully believes that the Human Rights Council will achieve its goals of alleviating the situation in Middle East and will eliminate the issue of child soldiers. We strongly support a military intervention in the hotspots from region, especially in Syria and Yemen. We already lead a military […]

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March 28, 2015

Press Statement from the HRC Chairs

  We, the chairs of the Human Rights Council, are very grateful for being here at the 7th edition of BISMUN. We humbly accepted the chairmanship and we are glad that we found many young people here who are willing to provide feasible solutions to real problems. Though we started the mock session talking about […]

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March 28, 2015

Amnesty International and The United Kingdom – HRC – Press Statement

“We stress the importance of aiding the internally displaced as well as the refugees. We are currently concerned at the lack of assistance and focus on the internally displaced and wish to change that. It is extremely important for us that we do not just focus on one area such as Syria but also aid […]

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