GA:3 - SOCIAL, HUMANITARIAN AND CULTURAL COMMITTEE
Moratorium on the use of the death penalty
COMBATTING THE RISO OF RIGHT WING IDENTITY POLITICS IN EASTERN EUROPE
The third committee of the United Nations General Assembly, also known as the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM), mainly deals with universal as well as areal problems that threaten human rights, humanitarian affairs and social matters.
In this year’s edition of IELMUN, delegates of the SOCHUM Committee will be trying to find an answer to the question, whether death penalty, or in other words, government-sanctioned practice whereby a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime, should be legalised by the international community or not. Although the death sentence is as of now completely abolished de jure for all crimes in 102 countries, China, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, India and the United States are some of the countries which still hold the death penalty included for capital crimes or capital offences and the question of death penalty’s legalization has been a controversial topic around the world for a long while.
That being said, Combating the rise of right-wing identity politics in Eastern Europe is designated as the second agenda item of the SOCHUM committee in IELMUN 2020. Within the sessions, delegates are awaited to find viable solutions for this issue and to deal with the rise of the groups, politicians and political parties generally known for their opposition to immigration, especially from the Islamic world and Middle East geography.