AGENDA ITEM: Preventing Human Rights Violations in Protests and Popular Movements
CO-UNDER SECRETARY GENERAL: Ayşenur Aktaş
CO-UNDER SECRETARY GENERAL: Sudenur Elmas
The United Nations Human Rights Council is a United Nations committee formed in 2006 to institutionalize the United Nations Commission on Human Rights to protect and promote human rights worldwide. UNHRC focuses on human rights violations in countries that are members of the United Nations and has a structure that addresses the resolution of problems. Freedom of association and assembly, freedom of expression, freedom of belief and religion, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights and the rights of racial and ethnic minorities are the main topics for which it is responsible.
The protest is the case of taking an opposite attitude towards the event and the situation and reacting to the situation. The aim is to make the voice heard before the public and to stand against the opposing idea. The opposed idea may be a decision taken, an action to be taken or an abandoned posture. However, protesting may not be violent or pose a threat to national security or public security interests. On the other hand, the reactions of the governments to the protests can be excessive and violent. Many countries have been facing problems recently due to the protests and the extreme reaction of the government to these protests.
Although there is a situation against many countries, do you have a common resolution to ensure the protection of human rights?