The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights)
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is the inter-governmental body within the United Nations responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights internationally as well as resolving and making recommendations on human rights violations. The committee, discusses thematic human rights issues faced by contemporary society throughout the year -meeting in March, June and September - in the UN Office at Geneva. The council is composed of a total of 47 United Nations Member States that serve for three year terms. The members are elected by the UN General assembly through the UN regional grouping system. In this committee the participants will be investigating transition programs for prisoners and proceed to develop UN owned penal facilities to ensure prisoner rights.
YOU MUST BE 18 OR OLDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COMMITTEE since it includes a visit to a philosophy class in prison.
Topic A: Transition programs for prisoners
Topic B: The development of UN owned penal facilities to ensure prisoner rights
UN Human Rights Background Guide
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