HRC

HRC (Human Rights Council)

Level: Beginner

Topic 1: Equal participation in political and public affairs

Topic 2: Preparing for the aftermath of the Syrian Civil War

Number of Delegates: 47

„All victims of human rights abuses should be able to look to the Human Rights Council as a forum and a springboard for action.“ – Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General, 2007.

The Human Rights Council is a Council dealing with the problems of the human rights being abused in the world. The UN-member States are trying to work together in order to find solutions for the problems and in order to prevent them from even coming into existence in the first place. Although there are many different cultures which shall be valued, there are universal rights such as, but not limited to, right to life, right to freedom, right to subsistence level and right to religious freedom which are supposed to be granted. Also the Human Rights Council regards itself as the helper in need by situations or people threatening people and their rights.

Chairs

Anastasia Latenkova

Anastasia Latenkova, Human Rights Council Co-Chair, grew up in Russia. During her last year of high school, she completed Future Leaders Exchange program in Upstate New York and then moved to Prague. Now she is in her last year of International Relations degree in University of New York in Prague & SUNY Empire State College. While studying in the Czech Republic, Anastasia has discovered Model United Nations Society which enhanced her enthusiasm and passion for Human Rights matters, conflicts resolution and security studies. Besides her interest in the issues of global importance, Anastasia enjoys travelling, postcrossing, extreme metal and hard liquor. She is looking forward to working with Nevena, Krisshna and fellow delegates, chairing at HAMMUN and exploring Hamburg.

Nevena Bracanović

Nevena Bracanović, Head Chair of the Human Rights Council, was born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia. She's currently studying business administration law at the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade. Nevena is a member of the Marketing and Public Relations committee within the UN Club of the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law, and a passionate MUNer. Nevena is highly interested in International law, EU/UN systems and taxation. At the moment she is doing her internship at the "European Policy Centre" in Belgrade. She started her MUN/MEU journey in her home town, where she was given the "Best delegate of the European Court of Justice" award at her very first conference. Ever since then, she's been a part of MUN/MEUs both as a passionate delegate and a caring chair. She speaks English and French and has a basic knowledge of Spanish and German. She loves going out, collecting snow globes and meeting new people and new cultures. This will be her first time in Germany, and she will make sure she makes it a memorable experience. She's looking forward to traveling to Hamburg, and meeting all of you!

Krisshna Sarswat

Krisshna Sarswat, Co-Chair- Human Rights Council, is a law graduate from one of the National Law Schools in India with keen interest in humanitarian diplomacy. Krisshna developed his interest in the most formal format of debating, Model UN, during his law school years and over the years, he has won many accolades in MUNs and has presided over committees in some of the best MUN conferences in India. During his law school, Krisshna served as the Project Executive Officer in Department of International Relations at Alexis International Society.

He is currently working as Legal Counsel and Negotiator for one of largest internet companies in India. Prior to this, Krisshna worked with Thomson Reuters.

A well-established name in Indian MUN Circuit, Krisshna is rated highly by his delegates and Co-chairs for his subject matter knowledge and ability to moderate the sessions with placid demeanor. A nomad-at-heart, Krisshna enjoys travelling to off-beat places and trekking. Krisshna loves to spend time with his dogs and his horse, Troy. This shall be his first visit to Germany and he is looking forward to work with Nevena, and Anastasia.