OHCHR

 

The Human Rights Council is an inter-communal organ of the United Nations; responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe. The council discusses all thematic human rights issues and situations that require its attention throughout the year.  The council’s members are elected accordingly to the agenda items at hand.

In accordance with our first agenda item, U.S. President Trump accused Democrats for a “horrible law” separating immigrant children from their parents. In fact, his own administration had just announced this policy earlier this month. His comments were followed by horrible news that federal authorities have lost track of more than 1,000 immigrant children, mostly from Central America, giving rise to hashtags like #WhereAreTheChildren and claims that children are being ripped apart from their parents at the border just to go missing.

Additionally, nowadays, the administration is arresting undocumented family members who step up to care for their child migrant relatives. This isn’t the only instance of immigration officials using the language of child protection to justify practices that put children at risk..

Furthermore, as our second agenda suggests that mental illnesses are health conditions involving changes in thinking, emotion or behavior. Mental illnesses are associated with distress and/or problems functioning in social, work or family activities.

Lastly, the participants are expected to be well-prepared according to the necessity of regulating or creating laws based on conspicuous human rights. Especially, the delegates are to be ready to face inhumane actions in various places.
Agenda Items: 1.Finding solutions to immigration crisis in USA                         2.Detecting and preventing inequal attitude towards mentally ill people

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Rules of Procedure