The Standing Committee on Human Rights and Peace unite students who strive to create an equal and peaceful world and believe in international, intercultural as well as interpersonal solidarity. We believe in everybody’s responsibility as well as the ability to contribute to creating this world, as human rights can only exist when it applies to all humans. In 1983, the Standing Committee on Refugees was formed, aiming to call attention to the problems faced by the displaced population and participate in relief efforts. The committee members soon realized that these efforts were merely palliative, whereas a sustainable solution would have to address the root of the problem – violence, conflicts and human rights violations. In 1995, the committee changed the name to Standing Committee on Refugees and Peace, and finally, in 2005 it became the SCORP that we know today, Standing Committee on Human Rights and Peace.
VISSION & MISSION
SCORP where your humanity is at its full level is where you have to feel others to spread your inside thoughts and love to the world to all people who others can’t feel their needs and to have a vision of a peaceful world where the all individuals are oriented to full and equal access to their human rights, where no one is left behind, where priority is given to people in greatest need and where the entire society, including medical students and health workers, and stuff unite to support vulnerable groups, and people who in greatest need for us . The mission and the goal of SCORP is to empower and motivate medical students to actively promote and protect human rights and help others to live in peace through advocacy, capacity building and awareness raising, and by supporting the students in carrying on activities and projects and humanitarian work that its goal toward creating a fair and peaceful world, full with green color and fresh thoughts involving the society on different levels.
Human Rights: We primarily refer to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights from 1948 when we talk about human rights without further specification, however, sometimes other international covenants and treaties are also mentioned. SCORP understands peace as both the absence of conflict (negative peace) and the presence of equality and harmony (positive peace).