UN Human Rights council (UNHRC) – Beginner Committee
An inter-governmental UN body comprising 47 States, the UNHRC is responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights. The UNHRC also addresses human rights violations and makes recommendations on such matters. It discusses a wide range of human rights issues, from the violation of rights in conflict areas to the right to privacy and economic, social and cultural rights.
Topic 1: The Rights of the Child during Migration
Topic 2: Reproductive Health as a Human Right
Your UNHRC Chairs
Charlotte McNally reads law at Peterhouse, Cambridge. During her Year Abroad in the Netherlands, she was part of the 15th United Netherlands delegation. In this capacity, she was a delegate to the Human Rights Council at OxIMUN in 2017 and went on to represent Japan in the Legal Committee at HNMUN in February 2018. There, she won the Outstanding Delegate award. Her enjoyment of Model United Nations began when she attended THIMUN while studying for the International Baccalaureate. Her continued commitment is due to her love for advocacy and international law. She hopes to pursue a career at the bar.
Dear Delegates, my name is Réka Varga and I have the great honor to serve as one of the Directors of the Human Rights Council at OxIMUN 2018. Having graduated with a Masters in Criminology, I am currently working as a teaching assistant while pursuing my Doctorate Degree at the Catholic University of Leuven, working on questions of security, surveillance and scapegoating in political propaganda. I have discovered the world of Model United Nations in high school, and have been involved with quite a number of conferences ever since, as a delegate, staff member, or chair. I am especially thrilled to chair the HRC, and can only hope I can contribute to this year’s great experiences and guide you all through fruitful debates!