United Nations Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and making recommendations on them. It has the ability to discuss all thematic human rights issues and situations that require its attention throughout the year.The Council is made up of 47 United Nations Member States which are elected by the UN General Assembly


Executive Board

Prathik Bathija

President, UNHRC

Dear Delegates,

My name is Prathik Bathija, and It's my privilege and pleasure to be serving as the President of the United Nations Human Rights Council at the 6th edition of the Hindustan Young Leaders Conference.

Just as many of you, I started my MUN journey as a delegate, clueless about the impact of such a conference. Over the course of my journey, Model UN conferences have taught me to challenge status quo by arriving at a holistic understanding, collaborating with peers and articulating my thoughts with facts and logic.

Technologies with a transformative potential such as the Internet brings with them both opportunities and challenges. It mandates complex balancing between fundamental rights and principles, including freedom of expression and the defence of human dignity. This year, the United Nations Human Rights Council would be deliberating upon countering incitement to hatred online and offline.

As the President of the council, I commit to my duties of facilitating debate, upholding the rules of procedure and delivering impartial judgment. It is up to the delegates themselves to guide the council towards an amicable solution.I welcome you all, and I wish you all the best!

Prathik Bathija

Ansull Lakhotia

Vice President, UNHRC

Currently pursuing Chartered Accountancy, Ansull Lakhotia has been an active participant in Model United Nations conferences for 5 years and is a veteran of over 30 conferences. A keen interest in world affairs, coupled with the desire to make a difference led him to MUN’s in 9th grade and there has been no looking back since. Known for his intricate understanding of arguments and diplomacy, Ansull expects his delegates to be diplomatic themselves and have a clear understanding of their nation’s foreign policy.

Besides MUNing and debating, Ansull is an ardent cricket fan and cannot tolerate a word being spoken against Rahul Dravid, his favourite cricketer. Without missing a single cricket match or latest Bollywood flick, he tries to strike the right balance between his academics, co-curricular activities and his hobbies.

It is his firm belief that MUNs are an enjoyable way to gather knowledge about national and international developments and problems, while harnessing one’s analytical and public speaking skills.

Jihaan Basheer

Director, UNHRC

JIhaan Basheer is a second year computer science student of KCG college of Technology.

She spends her time either eating Shawarma or thinking about eating them while constantly chanting “I’m hungry” once every 5 minutes. When not engrossed in that, she participates in debates, extempore events and almost anything and everything that can get her out of class, basically.

The pakka adaka oduka Tamil ponnu will be serving as the director of sponsorship in her second stint at HYLC.

An insomniac by choice and a procrastinator by fate, she looks forward to serve as the director of the United Nations Human Rights Council at HYLC 2018.