Human Rights Council (UNHRC)

Level: Beginner

As the principal United Nations office mandated to promote and protect human rights for all, the Human Rights Committee leads global human rights efforts and speaks out objectively in the face of human rights violations worldwide. 

They provide a forum for identifying, highlighting and developing responses to today’s human rights challenges, and act as the focal point of human rights research, education, public information, and advocacy activities in the UN system.


Topics:

  1. Enhancing gender equality in healthcare
  2. Ensuring human rights compliance in juvenile criminal practice


This Committee's Rules of Procedure and Study Guide will be released in early September ahead of our Position Paper due date for delegates.

 George Mullens

Director

George Mullens

25, British and Italian

Occupation: International Studies and Diplomacy MA Graduate at SOAS, University of London

MUN Experience: He has been participating in Model United Nations since the age of 15 and has attended approximately 50 conferences in a variety of capacities, most notably as Secretary-General of LIMUN: High School 2017, d’MUN 2018 in Turkey and SussexMUN 2016 where he also acted as President of the University of Sussex MUN Society for two years.

Hobbies: Outside of MUN, George works at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, a London based think tank and has previously interned at the UN Association - UK and the Italian Embassy in London. (Editor's note - not sure employment counts as a hobby, George)

Fun Fact: George won the Oxbridge Chairing Award in 2016.

 Ellie Cottrell

Director

Ellie Cottrell

18, Australian

Occupation: Law student at the London School of Economics

MUN Experience: Ellie has been involved in Model United Nations in south-east Asia throughout high school, attending numerous conferences held regionally competing in her competitive high school team. She has continued this involvement into university, being the current Model United Nations Director of Team LSE and has attended conferences both nationally and internationally. Ellie has also been involved in related MUN activities, involving policy and diplomacy, as well as involving the skills of being an advocate.

Hobbies: Beyond academics and extracurriculars, Ellie enjoys spending her time doing sports such as Muay Thai, hiking as well as skiing during winter.

Fun Fact: Ellie is Australian, but grew up in both Sydney and Hong Kong.

 Maike Middeler

Assistant Director

Maike Middeler

18, German

Occupation: Public International Law student at Bucerius Law School

MUN Experience: She started participating in MUN-conferences in her first year of university studies and was immediately drawn in by the passionate discussions as well as the communal spirit. Since then, she has participated in various conferences across Europe, North America and South America.

Hobbies: Aside from MUN, she volunteers in a legal clinic and works with her university’s Amnesty International student group as well as Lawyers Without Borders. In her spare time, she enjoys making music, dancing and travelling.

Fun Fact: TBC?