Human Rights Council
United Kingdom


Julian Kamp

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Delegation of the United Kingdom Position Paper for the Human Rights Council in GÖMUN 2017 The following issues are to be addressed: 1. Korean Refugee Rights in China 2. Safeguarding Human Rights in Tibet Topic 1: Korean Refugee Rights in China The United Kingdom is still one of the strongest economies on earth. In the 19th century, the British industry helped the country becoming the most powerful nation in the world. The UK has been a leading trading nation for more than 500 years. Being the former biggest colonial power in the world, the United Kingdom has still a lot of influence in every part of the world. Not only politically but also economically is this country been seen as a power which holds a lot of respect in those areas. As being still a member of the European Union, the United Kingdom is one of the very few countries holding diplomatic relations to North Korea. Not only because of the generalinterest of holding as many diplomatic relations as possible to other nations, but also because the UK has got many North Korean refugees living in its country as well. But referring back to the topic, the United Kingdom is deeply concerned about the status of Korean refugees in China, especially about the children. As North Korean human rights advocate Sungju Lee said correctly: “These children, with no basic huma...