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United Nations Human Rights Council

Addressing the Rohingya Refugee Crisis in Myanmar

The Human Rights Council was formed with the aim to promote and protect human rights universally. HRC serves as a platform to assess various human rights situations, to provide expertise and advice regarding the issue, and for individuals and organizations to bring forth human rights violations––specifically in this committee, for the Rohingya refugee crisis. Therefore, the topics of this committee will be, ‘Ensuring Protection and Security for Refugees’ and ‘Resolving critical disputes over Religious Freedom’. Regarding the first topic, notable political leaders such as Daw Aung San Suu Kyi have declined all accusations of genocide against the Rohingya minority. During this global pandemic, people are trying to survive both the war and the virus outbreak. Regarding the second topic, religious freedom remains obscure in many Asian countries. To this day, some governments are seeking to control religious aspects through legislation and imprisonment. This only leads to further animosity and violence among different religious groups. Therefore, as an international community, how can we lessen the severity of this crisis? In this committee, delegates are encouraged to cooperate and put forward solutions while staying true to their own country’s stance. In addition, delegates are expected to remain diplomatic and respectful during the committee sessions. Last but not least, it is our only wish that the delegates will have something to take away from the conference and become more knowledgeable about the issues at hand.