Human Rights Council

Preserving the rights of the child in areas of armed conflict

This year KICSMUN’s Human Rights Council will be addressing the issue of children often being the ones who are harmed the most during wars. These children are being attacked on two frontiers; the physical and the psychological. The days when wars were fought in remote lands are now far gone, as civilians now make up 90% of the casualties suffered in battle. More often than not, the casualties are due to preventable diseases that cannot be treated due to the lack of proper health systems and infrastructure.

Measures to ensure a universal standard of living conditions across all prisons and detention camps

According to the International Centre for Prison Studies, the global prison population is approximately nine million. With only a few ten-thousands prisons in the world, the standard of living in many of these prisons are deemed undesirable and often brutal, with prisoners having inadequate food and hygiene. However, the Human Rights Council has made it one of their missions to ensure a universal standard of living conditions across all prisons and detention camps. This is in compliance with their published International Standards which include everyone having “the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself.”

 

 

Link to official website: http://www.ohchr.org/en/hrbodies/hrc/pages/hrcindex.aspx