MCQ Human Right Officer Training Test


A Multiple Choice Question for Human Right Officer Assessment

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Why are humanitarian imperatives so essential?

They are the capstone in achieving sustainable peace and development. (correct)

They must be considered as a part of the overriding strategy.

They must critique the political concept.

They are legally binding.


Which statement is correct?

IHL relates to the means and methods of combat and conduct of hostilities.

All of the above. (correct)

IHL provides the standards for protection of conflict victims.

Human rights are the fundamental rights of all people.

Human Right Officer Assessment


The principal organization responsible for human rights is:



OHCHR. (correct)



Which is not part of the International Bill of Human Rights?

The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

The Geneva Convention. (correct)

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.


A human rights problem can be brought to the attention of the United Nations by:

Special rapporteurs.

Any one. (correct)

Representatives of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Member States.


Under which Geneva Convention are civilians protected?

The Second Convention.

The First Convention.

The Third Convention.

The Fourth Convention. (correct)


Which is NOT a likely challenge faced by societies affected by war?

Apathy. (correct)

Lack of security.

Lack of personnel resources.

Ineffective bureaucracy.


The living quarters, type of accommodation, and quality of water are all components of the:

Local environment.

Force environment.

Health environment. (correct)

Mission environment.


Gender issues are matters concerning:

The advancement of women, women’s self-reliance, and promotion of social and economic equality.

Issues encompassing rape, sexual abuses, sexual harassment, intimidation, trafficking, and forced prostitution.

All of the above. (correct)

The relations between men and women.



The leading agency or organization concerning refugees is:




UNHCR. (correct)


UNICEF stands for:

United Nations Children’s Fund. (correct)

United Nations Children’s Emergency Funds.

United Nations Children’s International Fund.

United Nations International Children’s Fund.


Which organization stands apart from both the UN system and other non-governmental humanitarian organizations?


ICRC. (correct)




Q1 Human Right

The promotion and the protection of human rights are core goals of which of the following mission components:

All of the above. (correct)

The civilian component.

The military component.

The police component.



Gender mainstreaming:

Requires that mission leaders consider how the activities, processes, and procedures within a mission contribute to increasing equality between men and women. (correct)

Is restricted to just the police and civilian components of a mission.

Requires that every decision made in a mission be considered by an equal amount of men and women.

Is important only in post-conflict situations.



The protection of civilians entails:

Coordination with humanitarian agencies.

Physical protection.

The promotion and protection of human rights.

All of the above. (correct)


What does the human rights component NOT do?

A. Intervene on human rights issues.

B. Take military action.

C. Coordinate the mission's human rights work.

D. Write reports.



The recruitment and use of children under 15 in armed forces and groups are:

Considered violations of the Geneva Conventions (1949).

Considered violations of the UN Charter.

Considered war crimes. (correct)

Accepted by international humanitarian law if the child explicitly signs for his/her enrolment.


The “Cape Town Principles and Best Practises” (1997) define a “child soldier” as:

“Any person under 12 years of age who is part of any kind of regular or irregular force or armed group in any capacity.”

“Any person under 15 years of age who is part of any kind of regular or irregular force or armed group in any capacity.”

 “Any person under 18 years of age who is part of any kind of regular or irregular force or armed group in any capacity.” (correct)


Which of the following is NOT considered discrimination on the basis of gender?

Sexual crimes.

Equal-opportunity employment laws. (correct)

Denial of political rights to women.

Restrictions on the freedom of movement.


Human rights are:

Imposed by the international community. (correct)

Applicable only in certain situations.

Based on gender.

Only represented by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


The majority of refugees tend to be:

The elderly.


Young children.

Women. (correct)


During armed conflict, women contribute to the war effort by:

Lobbying for peace.

Serving in the military.

Supplying food and shelter.

All of the above. (correct)

Sexual exploitation is:

The abuse of a position of vulnerability for sexual purposes. (correct)

Limited to profiting monetarily, socially, or politically from the sexual exploitation of another.

Widespread and, therefore, not considered a criminal act.

ot considered to be the abuse of power for sexual purposes.


Q7 Women are especially vulnerable to sexual exploitation and abuse because of all of the following EXCEPT:

Exchanging sex for money can be a way of survival.

They may be seen by the local community as a source of revenue. (correct)

They may be unaware of their rights.

They may have particularly low prospects for employment and education.



Is not considered a human rights abuse.

Can only occur across borders.

Is recruitment for the purposes of exploitation. (correct)

Is rarely linked to organised crime.


According to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, what is the official definition of a child?

A person under the age of 16.

A person under the age of 18. (correct)

A person under the age of 21.

A person who is not married.


The rights of a child include the right:

To wealth.

None of the above.

To material goods.

To health. (correct)


Which of the following is not true? Human rights are:

To be known by all peacekeepers.

Legally protected.

Only applicable to the host country. (correct)

Enhancing the effectiveness of the peace operation.


The UN Charter:

Was created to prevent the Second World War.

Is a non-binding treaty for all Member States.

Is exclusively a human rights treaty.

Contains provisions on human rights. (correct)


Entitlements that every person possesses by virtue of being human are known as:

Human dignities.

Human rights. (correct)

Human principles.

Human standards.


The difference between human rights law and International Humanitarian Law is that:

International Humanitarian Law applies in times of conflict.

Murder is prohibited under International Humanitarian Law.

International Humanitarian Law does not allow for derogations. (correct)

Human rights law does not allow for limitations.


When human rights violations occur, the peacekeeper should:

Not alert human rights workers.

Let the human rights component do the report.

Intervene only when appropriate with the relevant authorities. (correct)

Report and intervene.


Human rights are important because they:

Build confidence and de-escalate conflicts.

Prevent future conflicts.

Protect the host country population.

All of the above. (correct)


Which document represents the first comprehensive agreement among nations as to the specific rights and freedoms of all human beings?

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. (correct)

The International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

The Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The UN Charter.


The state hosting a peace operation is bound to protect and promote basic human rights based on:

Local law.

General international law. (correct)

The UN Charter.

Its own discretion.


Reports of violations of Human Rights by peacekeepers have:

Not affected the credibility of the UN.

Seriously undermined the credibility of the UN. (correct)

Brought greater awareness to the cause.

Led to more safeguards to prevent further violations.


The ICC defines “crimes against humanity” as acts such as:

Any other act of comparable gravity.

Forced prostitution, pregnancy and sterilization.

All of the above. (correct)

Rape and sexual slavery.