The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is a United Nations body composed of eighteen independent experts whose professional interpretations of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child holds ratifying governments accountable. They oversee the actions of all signatories, and assess annual reports regarding child rights violations produced by nation states.

Delegates will be representing UN member states, discussing a plethora of issues surrounding the status quo of child rights protection. To date, 195 countries are committed to the treaty, with the United States having partially ratified the document. nevertheless, all of these nations are scrutinized by the CRC. Should a government violate the convention, a report would be submitted to the General Assembly, where a resolution is adopted and punitive actions are taken. Recently, the CRC has been at the forefront of exposing crimes against children, most notably in South Sudan and the Vatican.

CRC is a committee suited for experienced delegates, but is open to delegates of all experience levels wishing to challenge their capacity as delegates. Position papers are strongly recommended for this committee, but are mandatory for delegates to be considered for awards. Please read about CAHSMUN’s Position Paper policy, which can be found under the list of committees on the “Committees” page. 

Questions, inquiries, and position papers for this committee can be emailed to crc@cahsmun.org.

The CRC committee will participate in Summit A - more information about the Summit program can be found here


BACKGROUNDERS WILL BE AVAILABLE SHORTLY!


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Adam Mawji | Director
Adam Mawji is a Grade 11 student at Southpointe Academy and is entering his third year of Model United Nations. After two years of delegating and staffing, Adam has gained a refined passion for Model United Nations; not just as an extra-circular, but also as an opportunity to better his speaking and researching skills. Apart from aiding him in becoming a well-informed global citizen, Model United Nations has also enabled Adam to create long-lasting relationships within each committee session. Coupling together both the social and academic components of Model United Nations, Adam is sure that CAHSMUN 2018 will be an excellent conference. Outside of Model United Nations, Adam is on a constant mission to experience the best in the Vancouver culinary scene and has a strong passion for the performing arts. Academically, Adam also engages in the occasional debate tournament and science fair. Adam wishes the best of luck to all delegates.  

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Sameer Esmail | Chair
Sameer is a Grade 11 student currently attending Burnaby Mountain Secondary and is excited to serve as the Chair of CRC at CAHSMUN 2018. Drawn by his passion for global affairs and politics, Sameer began his Model United Nations career in Grade 9. Outside of the world of Model UN, Sameer is involved in his school’s student government, Burnaby’s youth advisory committee, and numerous student advocacy organizations. Sameer cannot wait to meet all the delegates at the conference this coming spring, and he hopes that each of them finds it to be a chance to develop their skills in critical thinking and teamwork. Sameer wishes the best of luck to all the delegates participating in CAHSMUN 2018.

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Allan Lee | Chair
Allan is currently a student at St. George’s School and is ecstatic to be able to participate in CAHSMUN this year. Allan has gone a long way since he first raised his placard in a MUN conference in San Francisco back in Grade 8. From that point on, Allan has attended numerous MUN conferences and fostered a love for discourse and diplomacy. Other than MUN, Allan also enjoys debate and music. Allan is incredibly excited to watch the duel of words between delegates and the “verbattles” that are going to take place at CAHSMUN 2018.  He wishes all delegates a wonderful time.