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.


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

The Committee's Study Guide can be found here.

The Committee's Rules of Procedure will be released soon ahead of our Position Paper due date for delegates.

Email address for Committee Directors -

 Ellie Cottrell


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.

 Nick Dodds


Nick Dodds

21, Australian & German

Occupation: Corporate Management and Economics student at Zeppelin University

MUN Experience: Before moving to southern Germany to study Nick attended an international school, which is where his passion for MUN was born. The exposure to cultural diversity from a young age sparked in him the wish to actively partake in programs that would enable him to see more of the world, both by travelling to conferences and seeing issues through the eyes of the people he would meet there. This will be his 19th MUN conference and his 8th time serving as a Chair.

Hobbies: He is an absolute culinary enthusiast, enjoys playing team sports and is part of various musical ensembles.

Fun Fact: Nick once did a very brief internship in a Michelin starred restaurant in Berlin!

 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?