Historical Commission on Human Rights

Honorable delegates of UN Commission on Human Rights!

It is my great pleasure to welcome you at our session and preside over this committee. I believe that every model UN is a great sign that students are really interested in the fate of our world, its development and future progress. But none of that can exist without past. That is why I’m so glad that all of us have a chance to take this little time travel and try to imagine yourself as its part. This is an amazing opportunity and unique experience to become a part of international law history at least for a week.

Looking forward to our session.

Commission on Human Rights President,
Daria Khryashcheva

Distinguished delegates!

On behalf of the Vice-President of the Commission on Human Rights I am incredibly glad to welcome you on the X Moscow International Historical UN Model RSUH.

My name is Dmitrieva Natalia and I am a second year student of Foreign Affairs of Russian State University for Humanities. My UN «modeling life» started exactly from CHR at my home University, that is why I am so happy to be in that very committee but on the opposite side- as a member of Presidium . Model UN is an exceptional opportunity to try your hand at diplomacy whereas RSUHMUN guarantees cosy atmosphere during the session and loyal model friends.

This year we shall fast-forward to the winter of 1984 when Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment was adopted.

There is seemingly nothing to discuss as it is obvious that torture contradicts rules of international law and violates inalienable human rights. Nevertheless, current issue is relevant even today. Is it legal to torture prisoners? Are there any exceptions when it is possible to torture them? The answers to questions like that we shall reveal during 5 days in November.
You will make an attempt to work out a just solution throughout hot debates and influence on international environment in future. Show all your imagination and creativity applying knowledge, diplomatic skills and public speaking in order to persuade everyone of your position and put aside all doubts that this posture is correct.

We — the presidium, in turn, shall ensure fruitful, constructive and intellectual work of our committee, yet it is you who will add the punch line to the session, making it truly unique.

Sincerely yours,
Vice-President on the Historical Commission on Human Rights,
Dmitrieva Natalia

Honourable delegates!

It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you on the X Moscow International Historical UN Model RSUH on behalf of the Expert of Historical Commission on Human Rights!

This time we are going to come back in 1984 and discuss one of the most burning and emotional topics, concerning human rights: protection from being subjected to torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of punishment.

Torture has been practiced in many parts of the world in many periods of the history, criticized many times by many opponents but then practiced again. Torture not only mutilates body, but also breaks souls, turning lives of thousands of people into hell. That is why for a long time humanity has been trying to eradicate torture as truly horrifying and shocking violation of human rights, but, unfortunately, did not manage to do it. So, get ready, honourable delegates, this year we give you a chance to change everything and become one step closer to the abolition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Let’s release this world from suffering. Let’s make it a little bit better.

Sincerely yours,
Expert of the Historical Commission on Human Rights
Perebeynos Alexandra