September 16, 2019
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 In Right to Peaceful Protest

Country: Mexico
Delegate Name: Shiva Rajan

Each human being has the right to peaceful protest as a universal right. Public protests have received immense attention recently, and they’re usually in response to government actions. During the 2020 protests against George Floyd, 93 percent of the protests were peaceful, while 7 percent were violent, involving vandalism, property destruction, and looting of local establishments. Despite the fact that most countries recognize the right to peaceful protest, the right has yet to be established at the national level.

Mexico considers the right to peaceful protest to be a vital right that should be addressed on a global scale. Mexico has been a signatory to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which covers the right to peaceful assembly and protest, since 1966. The Mexican people can petition against the Human Rights Committee under the ICCPR if they consider their rights have been infringed. Mexico believes the right to peaceful protest and assembly is a human right as should be brought upon the international community.

Mexico appeals to the UN and the world community to increase awareness of protests and uprisings. The UN should enforce peaceful protest and assembly rights, but not take control of the protesters’ actions, according to Mexico. Mexico wishes to discuss and implement new resolutions that will allow for universal rights and allow for opportunities to supervise the protests that take place for security and safety concerns. Mexico seeks to raise awareness on the management of the right to peaceful protest and if it should be regulated on a global scale.

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