November 2, 2016

STATEMENT BY THE DELEGATION OF INDONESIA 26th SESSION OF THE WORKING GROUP ON UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW CONSIDERATION OF THE UPR REPORT OF ZIMBABWE*


Mr. President,

Our delegation would like to thank the delegation of Zimbabwe, for the presentation of their national report and continued engagement in the UPR process.

Indonesia welcomes the progress and commitments taken by the Government of Zimbabwe since their first cycle, including the adoption of its new constitution with an expansive Declaration of Rights as the result of Zimbabwe’s 2013 referendum and the establishment of the UPR National Steering Committee to monitor the implementation of its National Plan of Action by the Government and relevant stakeholders.

We also commend the measures taken by the Government of Zimbabwe in aligning the new Constitution with international and regional human rights instruments such as the National Gender Policy, and the establishment of new institutions including the National Prosecuting Authority, the Zimbabwe Gender Commission and the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission.

Mr. President,

We take note that the new Constitution contains provisions on the absolute prohibition of torture and the right to personal security. In this regard, we recommend the Government of Zimbabwe to consider the ratification of the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT).

Furthermore, our delegation is of the view that measures can be taken to ensure the full implementation of migrant rights and recommends the Government of Zimbabwe to consider the ratification of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (ICRMW).

Mr. President,

To conclude, Indonesia would like to offer its best wishes to the Government and people of Zimbabwe in their future endeavors towards the promotion of human rights at all levels.

Thank you.

GENEVA, 2 NOVEMBER 2016

*Delivered by Mr. Heri Indra Jaya, Official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia.

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