United Nations Human Rights Council

Committee Information

Title: United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)

Organ: General Assembly

Chair: Shreyash Nigam
Vice Chair: Satvik Aggarwal
Rapporteur: Aditi Ravuri

Agenda: Prison reforms with special emphasis on inhumane treatment of prisoners

About the committee: The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights, addressing situations of human rights violations and making recommendations on them. The Council consists of United Nations Member States, elected by the General Assembly.

About the agenda: Does a sentence of imprisonment constitute only a deprivation of the right to liberty or does it restrict other human rights as well? Delegates in this committee will deliberate upon the various economic and social consequences of the absence of these rights in several imprisonment facilities and will be responsible for shaping reforms, in compliance with relevant international standards and norms.

World Economic Forum

Committee Information

Title: World Economic Forum

Organ: Non-profit international body

Chair: Srinjon Gupta
Vice Chair: Ribhav Talwar
Rapporteur: Anav Jha

Agenda: Reforms in the Eurozone with special emphasis on the Brexit

About the committee: The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is an International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industrial agendas. The WEF has been successful in avoiding international pressure by various companies and countries and acting in the most responsible and least arbitrary way. At Intra SBSMUN2017, the Executive Board wishes to recreate the exhilarating experience of a WEF and deliberate on a crucial issue that impacts the world today.

About the agenda: The Eurozone and reforms regarding it have been major issues in the global economy. With the recent Brexit, it seems as though the situation has reached a new height of tensions. Many economists claim that the European Central Bank has failed. Others feel that the European economy can still progress further. In such a situation, the WEF has been aptly placed to try to form some sort of an agreement despite the conflicting standpoints.

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Ad hoc Committee of Indian Parliament

Committee Information

Title: Ad Hoc Committee of the Indian Parliament

Organ: The Indian Parliament

Chair: Firdaus Mohandas
Vice Chair: Alaya Purewal
Rapporteur: Anmol Raina

Agenda: Adoption and Implementation of a Uniform Civil Code

About the committee: “Ad Hoc”, a Latin phrase meaning “for this”, generally signifies a solution designed for a particular problem. An Ad Hoc committee is a body formed with the purpose of addressing a specific issue, which theoretically is disbanded once its function is achieved. It’s a non-generalisable committee and cannot be adapted for other purposes. The Indian Parliament has set up a body consisting of prominent political figures to address the issue and devise recommendations.

About the agenda: Ever since India’s Independence in 1947, there’s been an ongoing debate on whether to replace the personal laws based on different religious communities by a common set governing every citizen. Assuming the roles of various political party leaders, delegates will attempt to arrive at a conclusion to this complex issue. What truly adheres to the policy of secularism- making allowances to respect each religion or treating each as one and the same?

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