The Human Rights Council at MSUMUN XX will explore and debate a broad range of topics from the crisis in Kashmir to human rights abuses in Venezuela. Human rights demand a unique immediacy in response from the international community in order to end human suffering before it becomes widespread. With this energy we will address the humanitarian crisis in Kashmir that has resulted in a large loss of life and is a continually unfolding geopolitical issue. In Venezuela, we will confront the impunity of perpetrators of human rights abuses and violent suppression of political activism. Some 12,500 people have been arrested since 2014 while attending political protest and over 4.3 million have left the country as refugees to seek adequate healthcare and other basic needs. In China, we will discuss the role the state plays in monitoring its citizens and the implementation of a “social credit” system that rates and punishes citizens based on their adherence to social conventions. The suppression of political rights in Hong Kong will also be highlighted in the context of China’s authoritarian rule.