2021: Convention Against Torture
In 1984, the Convention Against Torture was held by the United Nations to define torture and bring justice to victims. Although the conclusion was reached that, “the term ‘torture’ means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person,” many modern nations who have ratified it tend to violate this definition. Today, people are tortured throughout the world, from Uyghur Muslim re-education camps in China to suspected drug addicts being shot in the streets of the Philippines. In the modern age of ever-developing technology and ideas, in many nations, the issue of torture is more pertinent than ever. However, the definition of torture remains stuck in the past, along with ideas on how to combat its existence. In committee, delegates will come to a consensus on what torture should be defined as, what methods of punishment are moral to use today, and how to battle immoral torture around the world.