Human Rights Council (HRC)

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is a United Nations System inter-governmental body whose member states are responsible for promoting and protecting human rights around the world. The UNHRC is the successor to the UN Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR, herein CHR), and is a subsidiary body of the UN General Assembly. The council works closely with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).


Antoniya Petrova

Paweł Aleksander Kupis

My name is Antoniya and I have the honour of being your Chair of the UN HRC at PragueMUN 2017.
I come from Bulgaria, have studied Law at the Viennese University and I am going to continue my studies
with a PhD. Currently I am doing an internship at the labor court in Vienna.
I’ve always been very interested in world affairs and the challenges we face on a political, economic, social and environmental levels. I’ve participated in Model United Nations for several years both as a delegate and a chair.

With this said, I want to kindly ask you to sit tight and buckle up, because you can´t imagine the fun we are
about to have!

Being born in Poland during the fall of communism, Paweł Aleksander Kupis has never lost his rebellious nature. Sharing his life between London and Wrocław, he managed to complete his BA in International Law and BA & MA in International Relations. He is still tirelessly pursuing his MJur in the field of the Int’l Criminal Law. During his never ending career in academia, he used to be a firm believer of the idea that discussion is a decent method of confirming others in their errors. Now he admits, albeit with regret, that diplomacy is a ruthless art of lying for your country. It should not come as a surprise that Paweł is well known for his appalling cynicism, natural charm and a heart-warming smile. He also enjoys jazz, black humour and chocolate chip cookies.


Topic A: Fighting contemporary forms of slavery
Topic B: The human rights situation in the Syrian Arab Republic

Study Guide





Deadline to submit your position paper is 29th January 2017, 23:59 (Prague time).

Send your position papers to

Position Paper Template available here.

Rules of Procedure available here.

Member States (35)

Albania, Algeria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, China, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Viet Nam