United Nations Human Rights Council


General Assembly resolution 60/251 in 2006 created the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), replacing the former United Nations Commission on Human Rights. The UNHRC comprises 47 member states elected by the General Assembly and is an intergovernmental body responsible with promoting and protecting human rights in the global community. The UNHRC possesses a comprehensive mandate which gives it both the ability to take measures addressing human rights violations and to provide recommendations designed to correct those violations. The Council discusses a wide range of topics relating to human rights as defined in the Charter of the United Nations and subsequent international treaties and laws.


1. The Promotion, Protection and Enjoyment of Human Rights on the Internet

2. Human Rights of Migrant and Refugee Children

Director: Julie Bouanna

Assistant Director: Oliver Dube

Chair: Ananda Gordon-Peabody

Download BG: Human Rights Council

Please contact hrc@wasmun.org with any questions or concerns regarding this committee, delegates will also be expected to submit their position papers through the link available on the homepage.

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