The delegation of Afghanistan discussing their arguments (Carmen López).
Making progress wasn’t easy for the Human Rights Council in the second day of URJCmun 2019.
Too much general aspects were on stage and intense debates took place during the first sessions.
The room is divided, as China´s delegate outlines, in two ironclad blocs. On the one hand, one representative declaration was the argument of Angola which supports the necessity of respecting different cultures. On the other hand, other nations like Peru who outline the importance of treating every single person as a human worthy of rights. In the middle of both groups of countriessome peculiar states can be placed is the case of, for example, Sri Lanka whose speech streaks on the respect of freedom and traditions at the same time.
During the journey, some fundamental topics were addressed. This were the influence of capitalism in the recognition of LGTBQ rights or the concrete situation of the trans collective.
Achieving concrete goals seems hard when speaking about human rights: aims are diffuse and the efforts of the chairs when establishing common points result more inefficient at its time.
But during the last session something unexpected took place, a breaking new burst in the Council: two months ago, the France court started a legal procedure to an official, Edmong Gaulle, who was accused for giving a beating to a soldier.
Le Monde has access to an anonymous information which refers that the reason of that aggression was because the trans gender condition of the soldier. The trial has been now stopped because of the turning point given by that discovery. The worst fact is that this information has been hidden by the high-ranking military officials of France.
After that bomb the atmosphere was tense, and a new debate was opened. Are the Human Rights wavering? What can we do to avoid this kind of situations?