Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council is an intergovernmental body within the United Nations, created in 2006 to replace the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. It is composed of 47 members, who the members of the UN General Assembly elect. The Human Rights Council is responsible for promoting and protecting human rights worldwide. It works to investigate human rights violations, develop and monitor international standards, and address human rights issues. It also works to create a platform for dialogue and cooperation between governments, civil society, and other stakeholders. The Council holds three sessions each year and is also responsible for implementing and reporting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


Topic A:

Examining the Adequacy of Migrant Worker Protections in the Arabian Peninsula: An Inquiry into the Status of Fundamental Human Rights and Dignity.

Topic B:

Enforcing the Protection of Religious Freedoms for Muslim Communities in Europe: Addressing the Challenges and Charting a Path Forward in the Modern Era.


Esther Sant'ana

MS Human Rights Head Chair


My name is Ester Sant'Anna, and I am a freshman at PASB. This year, I am honored to be head chair of the SALMUN'S MS Human Rights Committee. Since little, I have loved everything related to communication and debates. In 7th grade, I had my first MUN conference. The debate challenged me in many ways and made me grow as a person. The skills you learn through MUN - such as research, self-confidence, and public speaking - are all precious to any future career. This year, I hope to encourage young delegates to challenge themselves and continue exploring MUN. Morgan Freeman once said, "Challenge yourself; it is the only path that leads to growth."

I look forward to working with outstanding colleagues to ensure that all students learn from this fantastic experience. If you have any issues or doubts about the committee or topic, please contact me via e-mail at

Mariana Costa

MS Human Rights Vice Chair

Hi Delegates! 

My name is Mariana Costa, and I am a freshman at PASB. This year, during Salmun, I will have the opportunity to participate as vice chair of the human rights committee. The MUN model allows us to discover and develop various skills and makes us more aware of the difficulties faced by many countries. The whole research process, interacting with other people, trying to find solutions to different problems, makes us more capable to face professional and personal challenges that will arise in the future. I have participated in Mun since the 7th grade and I enjoy it more every time, realizing how the whole process, from applying, researching and debating, enriches our knowledge. I'm sure this event will be a huge success for those who are having the chance to participate.

I am available to help with any questions via email.