Topic 1: “Extradition” alludes to one country giving over a person to another country for criminal trial or discipline. Generally, the law of both nations must consider the actions alleged to constitute a crime. However, this often creates ripples in what is now an extensive international debate. On July 5th 2017, Poland filed a request to the United States for the extradition of Mr. Karkoc, accused of bombing villages in Poland as a Nazi. While this extradition will take place under the EU-US extradition treaty, many other extraditions are not executed, due to issues such as the involvement of the death penalty. In this committee, we will discuss solutions to such controversies, and how to balance the moral and legal boundaries of individual nations.
Topic 2: Religious persecution is defined as when a group of observers of a particular religion are oppressed and mistreated for their belief. For the last couple of years, cases have been on the rise from around the world. Recently In India, Four men were murdered for possessing beef, which is considered holy by the national majority. On March 19, 2005 the death of Farkhunda Malikzada from Afghanistan shook the world as she was killed following a false accusation of burning the Quran. In Nigeria, reports emerged of over 12,000 people killed in cycles of violence over the disputes between Muslims in the North and Christians in the South. These heinous acts demand action, and it will be the responsibility of our committee to decide what course to take.
Head Chair: Alisha Hacker
Position Papers are due Friday January 26th, please email them to email@example.com