The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) addresses the wide range of issues regarding human rights worldwide. Topics of this Council can relate to climate change, indigenous people, racism, transitional justice and many more.

The UNHCR consists of 47 Member States, which are elected for a period of three years.

Member States meet for three regular sessions a year, but can also hold special sessions regarding human rights violations and emergencies if one third of them requests so.

This committee is ideal for beginners as well as experienced delegates.

Topic A: Freedom of speech and expression on the internet
Topic B: Rights of indigenous people

Study Guide

Level: Beginner


Countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, Burundi, China, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands, Paraguay, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)