Special Political and Decolonization Committee
Directed by Tanvi Kohli
Peacekeeping: Preventing Genocide in Syria
Since the outbreak of the Syrian war in 2011, upwards of 400,000 Syrians have been killed and more than 12 million have been displaced by the Syrian government. Hundreds of war crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed against Syrian civilians by the Assad regime. Many nations have called for a ceasefire within the country but war and death continue to rage through the country. What can SPECPOL do to help bring peace to the country?
The Kashmiri Conflict
In 1947, a territorial conflict erupted between India and Pakistan over the Jammu and Kashmir state. Currently, the state is "administered" by India, Pakistan, and China. The current conflict lies in the Kashmiri Valley where Indian and Pakistani forces have militarized the region, leading to further political uncertainty and mass conflict. Both countries claim the region and have nuclearized their forces. Many human rights violations have occurred in the area and in the inhabitants have begun to protest.
This is a double delegation committee.