The delegates voting (Carmen López).
Expectancy and emotion ruled URJCmun 2019 first day and the climate at the Human Rights Council wasn’t different: nerves were on edge but every delegate stick to a great initiative during the sessions.
The Committes Conference was borne by Marta Méndez, a diplomatic at the Spanish Foreign Affair Ministry. Méndez address a wide range of topics such as the role of the Ministry in matters of human rights. The expert also highlighted the importance of the Yogyakarta principles and the UN reports.
Before reaching the main point “Towards the recognition of TRANS LGTBQ+ sexual identity”, which was established as the initial topic to come to the discussion table, a moderate Caucus was proposed by the state of Brazil. The aim of this country was to suggest a military intervention in the nation of Venezuela. The replies of the states were almost homogeneous: that possible intervention is totally illegal despite the fact that the problem must be solved due to humanitarian reasons. To give an example, Germany argued to divert that aspect to the Security Council.
After an aside in which Sri Lanka suggested resetting the agenda, suggestion which was absolutely denied, the main topic was tackle. During the session, each country could took the floor for less more than a minute which was time enough to outline it´s overall view about the issue.
The room was radically divided between those countries such as Finland, Australia, Canada, Brazil, France just to name a few - positioned in favour of the protection and promotion of LGBT+ rights- and, in contrast, those - essentially Muslim states, such as Iran or Arabia Saudi - which considered homosexuality an illness.
The most acclaimed intervention was star in the United Kingdom´s delegate whose speech strikes on the right of every single person to be respect.