November 3, 2016

STATEMENT BY THE DELEGATION OF INDONESIA AT THE 26th SESSION OF THE WORKING GROUP ON THE UPR CONSIDERATION OF THE REPORT OF TIMOR LESTE*


Mr. Vice President,

Indonesia warmly welcomes the presentation of the national report by the delegation of Timor Leste and is appreciative of the explanation provided thereof. Indonesia would also like to thank Timor Leste for accepting all of its recommendations during the 1st UPR cycle, 12th UPR Session, in 2011.

As two neighboring countries, Indonesia and Timor Leste share the past and jointly embrace the future. Indonesia, on its part, is fully committed to a forward-looking bilateral relation with Timor Leste. Through this UPR process, Indonesia and Timor Leste have both exchanged constructive recommendations and offered positive contributions to improve the promotion and protection of human rights in both countries.

Indonesia commends Timor Leste’s endeavors to further implement the two countries’ Commission of Truth and Friendship recommendations. Equally, Indonesia also compliments Timor Leste’s achievement in maintaining the “A” status of its NHRI and its commitment to strengthen the judicial system. We welcome the new draft law on human trafficking which has been submitted to Timor Leste’s Parliament for approval.

Mr. Vice President,

On such positive account, my delegation would like to further recommend the followings to the Government of Timor Leste:

  1. To expedite the process for ratifying the CRPD by allocating sufficient human and financial resources for the preparation of its implementation that is in line with Timor Leste’s National Action Plan for Persons with Disabilities 2014-2018
  1. To consider adopting an integrated national human rights action plan as a general guidance and point of reference for thematic national action plans on persons with disabilities, children rights and other pertinent human rights issues.

To conclude, we wish the Government of Timor Leste the very best in its future efforts to promote and protect human rights in Timor Leste.

Thank you, Mr. Vice President.

Geneva, 3 November 2016

*Delivered by the Charge des Affaires of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Indonesia, Ambassador R.M. Michael Tene

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