September 26, 2011

Statement by H.E. Mr. Desra Percaya Deputy Permanent Representative of Indonesia at the 18th Session of the Human Rights Council Item 7: General Debate

Madame President,

Indonesia extends its appreciation for the Secretary General’s report on the progress made in the implementation of the recommendations of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza conflict by all the parties concerned, including UN bodies, in accordance with HRC resolution S-12. Equally, we also take note with appreciation of the Progress report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the implementation of Human Rights Council resolution 16/32.

It is clear that much remains to be done if the Council and the international community wish to see the full implementation of resolution 16/32. We remain concerned that much of the recommendations have not been implemented, ranging from the lack of action taken by the Security Council as well as by the General Assembly, particularly on the long awaited and much deserved escrow fund desperately needed for the provision of reparations for Palestinian families and relatives who suffered loss and damage during Operation Cast Lead.

We are particularly disturbed by the continuing non-compliance of the Occupying Power with the recommendations, such as the persistent restrictions on freedom of movement imposed upon Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories; the detainment of approximately 5,500 Palestinians in Israeli prisons, including 211 children; as well as 12 members of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) who remain in detention. Indonesia calls on the Occupying Power to immediately comply and implement the recommendations set forth by the report of the UN Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict. Madame President,

The human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories continues to be the focus of the attention and concern of the international community. Indonesia remains deeply preoccupied by the continuing violations of human rights in the Territory, which truly warrant international attention. This situation, has further worsened after the Occupying Power unleashed its military campaign in the Gaza Strip. Meanwhile, its deliberate and illegal policy of settlements in the West Bank is constantly eroding that small territory, in breach of international law. Indonesia underlines its continued and explicit support for the Palestinian struggle.As the world watches the developments on this issue in New York, Indonesia reiterates its desire to see that the right to self-determination of the Palestinian people

fully realized in the form of an independent and sovereign State on the basis of the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital, and living side-by-side with its neighbor in peace and security.

My delegation is equally concerned with the human rights situation in the occupied Syrian Golan. Indonesia calls upon the Council to continue its support to address the situation in the occupied Syrian Golan.

In conclusion Madame President, Indonesia calls upon both the Occupying Power to fully comply and implement all the recommendations contained in the report of the Independent International Fact Finding Report, so as to ensure that justice can be achieved.

Thank you.

Geneva, 26 September 2011

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