United Nations Human Rights Council

UNHRC

Measures to protect human rights of of internally displaced people

Internally displaced persons refer to people forced to flee their homes but remain within their countries borders. They are often moved to areas by governments where humanitarian assistance is limited making them extremely vulnerable. Around 41.3 million people were displaced in 2018 alone due to armed conflict, violence, and human right violations. Despite their conditions, IDPs still possess the same human rights and deserve the protective rules of international humanitarian law.

Measures to counter human rights abuse in prisons

From violence, to disease, overcrowding and unhygienic circumstances, there has long been controversy and debate over the inhumane conditions prisoners have to endure. Degrading treatment seen in prisons is a direct violation of article 7 of the international covenant on civil and political rights and does not fulfill the minimum standard rules for the treatment of prisoners.

Measures to ensure gender equity in education

Many encounter on a day to day basis the disparity between females and males particularly within education situated in low income countries. Education is a central element for the 2030 agenda of sustainable development. Education for girls leads to endless benefits whether it be economically, socially or politically and yet despite this countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea Guatemala and India still have a large percentage of girls forbidden to enter school and receive an education.