Commission on Human Rights

The United Nations Commission on Human Rights was established in 1946 to weave the international legal fabric that protects our fundamental rights and freedoms. The Commission on Human Rights was intended to examine, monitor and publicly report on human rights situations in specific countries or territories (known as country mechanisms or mandates) as well as on major phenomena of human rights violations worldwide (known as thematic mechanisms or mandates).

Anastasia Shade
Evgeny Ivanov
Dorykina Ekaterina
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Situation on human rights in Iraq (2004)

Committee board


Dear delegates,
On the behalf of the Chair(wo)man of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, I am delighted to welcome you to the world of politics and debates.

The United Nations Commission on Human Rights was established in 1946 to weave the international legal fabric that protects our fundamental rights and freedoms. Composed of 53 States members, its brief expanded over time to allow it to respond to the whole range of human rights problems and it set standards to govern the conduct of States. It also acted as a forum where countries large and small, non-governmental groups and human rights defenders from around the world voiced their concerns.

The agenda faced by our committee is urgent. It is not a secret to society that the noble cause often leads to destruction and suffering. The world is changing very fast and sometimes the change comes from the outside. It is our responsibility to observe this change and make sure that it does not lead to the fall of the society.

Every fight and every confrontation leaves a trace of civilian casualties. The situation on human rights in Iraq vividly shows that the end does not justify the means.

I do hope that you, extinguished delegates, will bring heated debates and a bit of fun to our session. See you in November!


Distinguished delegates,
I am happy to welcome you in our committee. The UN Commission for Human Rights is one of the UN bodies which is responsible for international issues in human rights protection.

It is a great pleasure for me that this year the RSUHMUN will occur in an in-person form. I am waiting for heated debates, constructive problem-solving methods and unforgettable atmosphere. Model UN is not only the simulation game, but also a format within which you may share your views on current global issues and develop your communication and persuasion skills, as well as the knowledge of multilateral diplomacy. Moreover, Model UN helps students while representing the country's position to feel their own responsibility for the future of global security and development before humanity. The specificity of the RSUHMUN is that all the agendas have been already considered, and for you it is the chance to reconsider them and 'change' history.

In our committee the agenda is the situation on human rights in Iraq in 2004. The significance of this issue is hard to overestimate. Violations of human rights were an integral part of the situation in Iraq because of the US intervention in circumvention of the UN Security Council, active use of private military companies and mutual ethnic cleansing. Many states actively spoke against this operation owing to its contradiction to the international law while the others advocated the US intervention in Iraq calling it 'the spread of democracy'. However, despite these disputes, blood was shed and the fundamental rights of many Iraqi citizens were violated. The Commission for Human Rights will properly analyze the situation in Iraq in 2004 and, as I hope, will come to a fair solution.

I assure you that sessions of the Commission for Human Rights will inspire you to participate in future Models UN! Looking forward to seeing you at the Commission for Human Rights!


Honorable delegates,
it is a pleasure for me to welcome you to the RSUHMUN Commision on Human Rights. Finally, our sessions are going to be in a traditional format so the atmosphere you will experience will be the closest to truly diplomatic.

I am delighted to announce our agenda as regards one of the most serious issues in the Middle East region. The question of human rights and its gross violations in Iraq has been a concern for the United Nations and for the international community for almost a decade. This time we offer you an opportunity to move to the year 2004 and take an action in favor of respect for human dignity and inalienable freedoms. You will participate in constructive discussions as well as propose legal frameworks and mechanisms to restore justice and deliver humanitarian all necessary assistance.

As an expert, I am going to navigate you through the factual accuracy and help you draft a resolution in accordance with all the rules of procedure. This is your challenge to practice formal written language while preparing your speeches and delivering diplomatic posts to your coalition allies. I promise that at our Model UN you will be given the floor to manifest your solutions to the agenda and inspire other delegates to follow your lead.

I am looking forward to receiving your applications and interviewing you to our UN family.